Dust collection systems have a high risk of explosions, which is why they are addressed by OSHA’s National Emphasis Program for combustible dust. This white paper reviews the OSHA National Emphasis Program for combustible dust, the NFPA standards that address how to prevent or limit explosion hazards, how to identify these hazards, the need for dust testing and a dust hazard analysis, the types of equipment used for explosion protection, and dust collector housekeeping basics.

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