Combustible Dust, Housekeeping & Fire Prevention

Hazard Alert: Combustible Dust Explosions – Combustible dusts are fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in air in certain conditions.

A dust explosion can be catastrophic and cause employee deaths, injuries, and destruction of entire buildings. In the grain and feed industry, removal of “fuel” (Grain dust) and good equipment maintenance (Potential heat sources) are the top priorities in reducing the possibility of a dust explosion.

This unit provides important reminders of the fires and explosions that can result from working around combustible dust and the importance of keeping our facilities well maintained and free of accumulations of these potentially dangerous materials.

This year there’s an additional training point as well as an updated Hot Works Permit attached to the unit.

Remember, housekeeping is a very important key to fire prevention!