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Where do you live (city, state, country)?
Galveston County, Texas
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Research Global Combustible Dust Related Fires and Explosions
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Director/Research Analyst CDPI
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Combustible Dust Policy Institute
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Use hand protection on my job, Other

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Over 17,000 combustible dust related fires (1980-2005) USA



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"



Posted on November 27, 2012 at 3:00pm

OSHA NEP Conflicting with Fire Service Combustible Dust Fire Response

Wheel Alignment or New…

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…


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…


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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