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.

For example, one stakeholder participant noted that any business with fewer than 50 employees should be excluded based on the potential “economic burden.” It was also pointed out that a small business owner has “many things to juggle” and that any code must be simple and easy to understand.

It was also suggested that operations that generate non-combustible dusts, such as mineral dust, also should be excluded.

For more on Jamison Scott’s recap on the Combustible Dust Stakeholder’s Meeting, click here.

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