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Where do you live (city, state, country)?
Galveston County, Texas
What industry do you work in?
Research Global Combustible Dust Related Fires and Explosions
What is your job title?
Director/Research Analyst CDPI
What company do you work for or associate with?
Combustible Dust Policy Institute
Do you currently use or recommend Personal Protective Equipment?
Yes
What best describes the role you play in the purchase of safety products?
Use hand protection on my job, Other

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The goal of Combustible Dust Group is to minimize the severity and reduce the occurrence of combustible dust related fires and explosions in the global workplace.
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The goal of Combustible Dust Group is to minimize the severity and reduce the occurrence of combustible dust related fires and explosions in the global workplace.
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"John, please remove me from this site. I have ceased to practice and have retired."
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Over 17,000 combustible dust related fires (1980-2005) USA

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Posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:00am

Error in OSHA Combustible Dust; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Reviewing the OSHA advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) creates quite a concern. For example, "For the purposes of this notice, the term "combustible dust" includes all combustible particulate solids of any size, shape, or chemical composition that could present a fire or deflagration hazard when suspended in air or other oxidizing medium"



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Posted on November 27, 2012 at 3:00pm

OSHA NEP Conflicting with Fire Service Combustible Dust Fire Response

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Posted on November 26, 2012 at 5:00am

Combustible Dust Fires, NFPA 1620 Standard for Pre-Incident Planning,

Currently combustible dust is not recognized in NFPA 1620 Standard for Pre-Incident Planning, Chapter 8 as a special hazard.  Firefighters must conduct a pre-incident plan at high-hazard occupancies that process and handle combustible dust so as minimize the…

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Posted on November 23, 2012 at 3:30pm

Ignoring Combustible Dust Fires Results in Belarus Catastrophe

The October 25, 2010 catastrophic dust explosion at the…

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Posted on November 20, 2012 at 3:00pm

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At 2:17am on June 2, 2013, Paul Spresser said…

John, please remove me from this site. I have ceased to practice and have retired.

At 11:36am on June 3, 2009, Brent Armstrong said…
Thank you very much John. I am really looking forward in participating in the discussions here in this community.
At 5:31am on May 29, 2009, Lara Kretler said…
John, thanks for your enthusiasm for this community - we're glad to have your expertise as part of this site. We look forward to further conversations and contributions from you! Please let me know if I may be of any help.
 
 
 

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