Online Safety Community

"Who is John Astad and why should I pay attention to the unusual amount of posts he makes everywhere on the net about combustible dusts?"comment on OSHA Underground
IH-Region 1 left the comment on the post "CSB Recommendations Deficient-Flash Fire Hazards"

Geez, I didn't mean to upset a "retired" OSHA career governmental employee. Problem is, I'm still trying to figure out who is also.

Views: 85

Replies to This Discussion

Check out the attached file. It was sent to me by a brother of a friend who works for OSHA. There has been a lot of attention given lately to combustible dust. The NSB video was a real eye-opener.
John is a one man volunteer army and crusader constantly researching all aspects of combustible dust related safety, for all of our benefit. Why, he could even be a ComDust "community organizer"!
John; There will be always skeptics about those who are pioneering and leading efforts to improve some aspect of Safety. Keep up your excellent efforts, George.
John, the "Herculean task" that you make in send a message "be care with the dusts" is an invaluable effort, and outside US, is recognized internationally, Keep up your efforts


Take our poll!

Take our poll!

Latest Activity

Training Doyens posted an event

Optimize Your Employee Onboarding: Techniques to Improve and Enhance the New Employee Experience at 26468 E Walker Dr, Aurora, Colorado 80016

June 18, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm
OVERVIEWIn this webinar, we will learn the reasons onboarding experience for new hires is important today. We will learn that the terms orientation and onboarding new employees are not interchangeable. We will learn that orientation is in reality just one step in the onboarding process. We will learn that the HR onboarding process begins before the hire is made.WHY SHOULD…See More
Mark Nilson posted events
Training Doyens posted events
Mark Nilson posted events

Discussion Forum

Homework Assignment for the ComDust group

"fire was contained to the dust collector.." Homework for the group-Is NAICS: 332111/Iron and Steel Forging in the OSHA ComDust NEP?Helpful resource for group homework assignment: Combustible Dust…Continue

Tags: combustible dust, OSHA, NEP., NAICS

Started by John Astad Jan 10, 2011.

Wood Dust Shaker dust collectors 7 Replies

I am currently doing a study on wood shop dust collectors. The majority of the installations are shaker style with the tube sheet located on the bottom. ie the dirty air flows inside the filter bag.…Continue

Started by John E. BAchynski. Last reply by Jeffrey Nichols Nov 7, 2010.

Combustible Dust Testing (Appendix E) Consultancy - Nanoview Associates LLC 2 Replies

This is Robert T Dombrowski - President / Principal Scientist of Nanoview Associates (NVA) LLCNanoview Associates (NVA) LLC offers a wide range of scientific / technical consulting services that help…Continue

Started by Robert T Dombrowski. Last reply by Robert T Dombrowski Feb 11, 2010.

OSHA Ventilation Standard Revise for Combustible Dust 1 Reply


Tags: Bureau, U.S., of, Mines, Standard

Started by John Astad. Last reply by Fred Ravenscraft Jan 20, 2010.



© 2019   Created by Safety Community.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service