Combustible Dust Hazards


Combustible dust is a major workplace danger. If you can write your name in the dust, and it’s combustible dust, you could have a dust explosion. Wood and food processing can create combustible dust. But so can the processing of some metal and non-organic materials. For a dust fire or explosion, five things are needed: oxygen, heat, fuel (dust), dust suspended in air, and a confined space. This is the Dust Explosion Pentagon. If you …

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