Combustible Dust Lab Services ISO17025 Accredited Lab
Contact: John Passero
1-800-220-3675 ext. 3604
In response to ongoing industrial / agricultural accidents related to the ignition of combustible dusts, OSHA has issued Directive #: CPL 03-00-008, Subject: Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program. The purpose of this program is to inspect facilities that generate or handle combustible dusts and make recommendations to the inspected parties that will reduce the risk of fire hazard which could result in bodily injury, loss of life and property damage. Combustible dusts are often either organic or metal dusts that are finely ground into very small particles, fibers, fines, chips, chunks, flakes, or a small mixture of these. Types of dusts include, but are not limited to: metal dust, such as aluminum and magnesium; wood dust; plastic dust; biosolids; organic dust, such as sugar, paper, soap, and dried blood; and dusts from certain textiles. Some industries that handle combustible dusts include: agriculture, chemicals, textiles, forest and furniture products, wastewater treatment, metal processing, paper products, pharmaceuticals, and recycling operations (metal, paper, and plastic). Therefore, the directive covers a wide range of materials used in many application areas across almost all the major industrial and agricultural sectors.