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Paper product manufacturing facilities see their fair share of dust. Over the years, mill workers have complained of respiratory symptoms like chronic cough, chest tightness and wheezing and blame... (View Full Article)
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Manufacturing 9 million tons of pulp annually, U.S. pulp, paper and paperboard mills produce large amounts of dust that settle on equipment and facility structure surfaces (see OSHA's Safety & Health... (View Full Article)
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In February of 2008, a sugar plant near Savannah, Georgia suffered the ultimate tragedy. Fourteen employees were killed and 40 injured when finely ground motes of sugar dust ignited, setting off a... (View Full Article)
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The mantra of Ellsworth Co-op Creamery (Ellsworth, WI) leaves no question as to what this 99-year old company specializes in, nor does their nickname, "Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin." But it's not... (View Full Article)
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Product losses during production are a fact of life in the food industry, but they can still drive you nuts - particularly if your product is nuts. The largest grower-supplier of pistachios and... (View Full Article)
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By now, most manufacturers are familiar with the story of combustible dust. They've read about it in the newspaper, 'Googled' it online, watched it on CBS's 60 Minutes special , or received a letter... (View Full Article)
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Inches of oak, birch, and other species of wood dust blanketed the equipment, floors, and walls at a Manchester, NH's 40,000-square-foot furniture factory. With anywhere from 20 to 40 professional... (View Full Article)
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For more than 27 years, a Florida-based boat manufacturer has built versatile, distinctive boats designed for both the serious sport fisherman and the dedicated recreational boater. The company's... (View Full Article)
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The continuous clean-up of plant equipment and products in an electronics manufacturing facility is a difficult task, especially when different areas of the plant have specialized cleaning needs. In... (View Full Article)
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At a recent sales meeting, Paul Miller, general manager of Nilfisk CFM, one of the world's leading suppliers of HEPA-filtered industrial vacuums, gave a presentation titled, Nanotechnology. The word... (View Full Article)
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With more than 3,000 processing and packaging machines in operation throughout the world, an established Minneapolis-based packaging manufacturer is well-known for the reliability of it's machines in... (View Full Article)
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In recent years, an increased focus on safety and security has permeated almost every industry in the United States, as well as abroad. Environmental concerns, economic competitiveness and technology... (View Full Article)
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Ever since finely ground motes of sugar caused a tragic explosion at a sugar factory in Savannah, GA, killing 14, combustible dust has been wavering as a national headline. The tragedy sparked serious... (View Full Article)
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Combustible dust fires happen in manufacturing plants across the U.S. everyday. This white paper helps manufacturers learn more about combustible dust hazards and ways to handle combustible dust in... (View Full Article)
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Among the EPA's Lead RRP required work practices are the use of a HEPA filter vacuum cleaner to safely collect and contain lead particulate in and around the work area.... (View Full Article)
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Contamination control is vital for maintaining cleanroom environments. Pharmaceutical and semiconductor companies require especially stringent maintenance and sanitation programs to meet demanding... (View Full Article)
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Food manufacturers are faced with many types of obstacles when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. While dust and general maintenance are well-known challenges for milling facilities, by-products of... (View Full Article)
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The potential for explosions to occur from dust collections made of flour, sugar, cinnamon or grain particles, for example, poses a significant risk to employee safety, facility maintenance and food... (View Full Article)
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Every week, we see news about grain mills with dust control and maintenance issues. Simply by the nature of their processes, grain mills have difficulty keeping a clean and safe environment. This... (View Full Article)