The Risk of Combustible Dust Explosions During Wood Flooring Manufacturing

The potential for dust particulates to ignite and create a flash fire or explosion is a constant hazard in just about every industry. The reason is that just about everything, including wood, has the potential to be combustible when in dust form. Because they are solids, the dusts and powders that settle onto equipment, in passageways, and in nooks and crannies of a manufacturing plant, accumulate.

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Working With Styrene

When most people hear the word “styrene”, they think first about the consumer scare in recent years of chemical leaching into our food and drink via plastic cups and containers. But the real threat – one that affects millions of people on a daily basis – is found at work, not in the kitchen

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Surgical Lasers: Operating Room Smoking Guns

Hospitals and health centers across the United States have long been conscientious in maintaining sterile environments in their operating rooms and surgical centers. Generally speaking, the indoor air quality (IAQ) in medical and clinical establishments is as clean as it gets.

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Preventing Fire and Explosions in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry does much to advance the health and welfare of people across the globe. Developing vaccines and medicines to reduce and treat disease is only one part of the industry’s role in enhancing our quality of life. But it is this same contribution that poses an occupational risk to those who work in Read More

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