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Fatal fire at Imperial Sugar sparked ComDust issue

Posted: 02/08/2010 2:00AM

OSHA reissued the Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program in March 2008 following the fatal dust explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar refinery Port Wentworth, GA. The blast killed 14 workers and injured 36, several with second- and third-degree burns.

ComDust violations in the workplace

Posted: 02/08/2010 2:00AM

The following is a small sampling of some General Duty Clause citations issued by OSHA under the Combustible Dust NEP:

ComDust agency & legislative sources

Posted: 02/08/2010 2:00AM

Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Combustible Dust:

ComDust facility exemptions?

Posted: 02/08/2010 2:00AM

At the Combustible Dust Stakeholder Meeting, held Dec. 14 in Washington, DC, discussion was held on whether certain types of facilities should be exempt from the proposed regulation.

Tragedy offers a silver lining

By Wade Vonasek Posted: 01/05/2010 2:00AM

The vast majority of companies will never have to go through something as serious as their manufacturing facilities burning to the ground. But that was the unfortunate case for Morton, IL-based Cornerstone Architectural Concepts Inc.

Laser Edgebanding Lets the Force Be With You

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 12/04/2009 2:00AM

A look at the newest technology in edge processing.

Year-End Specials

Posted: 12/04/2009 2:00AM

The economy is slowly picking up, but money is still tight. So how can you get the most bang for your buck, and still manufacture and deliver products cost-efficiently? Where can you go for some great deals? Listed below and on the next few pages are just some of the year-end special deals offered by equipment and supply companies to help improve your business. Check them out.

Latest advances in laminating and gluing equipment

Posted: 11/30/2009 2:00AM

Manufacturers are expanding the capabilities of laminating and gluing equipment, making them more versatile for a wider range of applications.

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