OSHA publishes new resource to protect emergency responders from fires involving combustible dust

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Apr 5, 2013

Monday, April 1st, the Occupactional Safety and Health Administration published Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust. The primary purpose of this document is to outline safe procedures for emergency responders who may be face fires in facilities with combustible dust. The document describes how combustible dust explosions occur and uses previous incidents to illustrate how firefighting operations can prevent combustible dust explosions. The document explains the preparations emergency responders can make before a response and how these preparations will affect the operational plan during a response.

For more information on OSHA visit www.osha.gov and OSHA's Combustible Dust web page.