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Will OSHA Combustible Dust Hazard Standard Abandonment Affect Industry?

Written by AnnMarie Fauske | 10.24.17

Industry experts were recently asked if OSHA's abandonment of the dust standard will affect us in a comprehensive blog published by Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums, a division of Nilfsik-Advance, Inc

Keeping in mind that regulatory agencies, insurance companies, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) vary by area and industry, the resounding answer is heck, no! Government regulation can only move so fast. Keep up your current protocols, seek codes and testing to maintain the safest environment - particularly those under changing conditions. Each variable change in production may alter compliance.

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