As part of efforts to keep OSHA’s cooperative program participants informed of the agency’s activities, OSHA has released a status report on its Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP). OSHA started this NEP on October 18, 2007 to inspect facilities that generate or handle combustible dust that pose a deflagration/explosion or other fire hazard. OSHA revised the NEP on February 7, 2008 to focus on industries with more frequent and high consequence dust incidents and to include more inspections.
- Combustible Dust Safety and Health Topics Page
- Combustible Dust in Industry: Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Fire and Explosions. OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin (July 31, 2005)
- Hazard Alert: Combustible Dust Explosions (Mar. 2008)
- Combustible Dust Poster (Mar. 2008)
- Hazard Communication Guidance for Combustible Dusts (Aug. 2009)