When it comes time to purchase or upgrade a baghouse dust collector for your operation, consider the following factors to help ensure you get exactly what you need.
OSHA defines combustible dust as “fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in the air, in certain conditions.” For a combustible dust explosion to occur, five factors must be present: fuel (combustible dust), ignition (heat or spark), oxygen (air), dispersion (dust suspension) and confinement. Removal of any one element will eliminate the possibility of occurrence. The following is a list of some of the agencies and organizations involved in monitoring dust hazards in the woodshop.
A brief look at news and legislation affecting the U.S. cabinet manufacturing industry, as noted by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association.
Wood dust is being blamed for an explosion that rocked Woodworks, a custom furniture maker based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. No injuries were reported as a result of Monday's blaze which temporarily shut down the 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.
Two are confirmed dead and another two are still missing following a suspected comdust explosion in a wood flour mill in Bosley, Cheshire. News reports say the four were working on an upper floor of Wood Treatment Ltd. the morning of July 17 when the explosion occurred and a 1,000-degree fire destroyed the four-story building. More than 30 others were injured in the incident.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 25 repeat and 15 serious safety and health citations to Sterling Seating, a manufacturer of chairs and bar stools. Also cited was On Target Staffing, which provides workers to the wood products manufacturer.