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From the monthly archives: August 2017

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Grain Bin Collapse Causes Explosion

  Grain Bin Collapse Causes Explosion

White Farms near Switz City, IN experienced a combustible dust fire when an overhead tank filled with more than 10,000 bushels of corn collapsed as the bin was being unloaded into a truck. This bin took out a power-line and that combined with the grain dust and electrical spark made for an incredible safety hazard.

According to Steve White of White Farms, "When that explosion extensive damage, sending a 180-foot wave that went up to the pipes of the leg... all kinds of electrical damage."

This highlights the seriousness of combustible dust explosions, and the need to stay aware!

Watch the eye-witness video and read the full article here.
Visit the OSHA website for more information on Combustible Dust Explosions.

Protecting Residential Construction Workers from Confined Space Hazards

  OSHA has released a new fact sheet explaining how the agency’s Confined Spaces in Construction standard affects common spaces in residential construction, such as attics, basements, and crawl spaces. The fact sheet, developed after consultation with the National Association of Home Builders, and a detailed Frequently Asked Questions document, clarify some of the standard’s provisions and their application to residential construction work.

Click to download the new fact sheet and the FAQ document.

Questions - contact Dale Erickson at 515-681-1542.