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Combustible Dust
National Summary

This topic covers any material in the workplace that can burn rapidly when in a particulate or finely-ground form, such as grain, fertilizer, sugar, coal, and finely-ground metals such as aluminum and chromium.

It applies to any enclosed area where such dusts accumulate.

For related resources and training materials, refer to the following topics:

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TypeTitleDateState
Directives [CPL 03-00-008] - Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (Reissued) 03/11/2008National
Interpretations Application of OSHA's Amended Hazard Communicatoin Standard (HCS 2012) to Combustible Dust [1910.1200] 03/04/2014National
Interpretations Classification of Combustible Dusts under the Revised Hazard Communication Standard [1910.1200(d); 1910.1200] 01/03/2014National
7 Minute Safety Trainer Combustible Dust (outline)  National
Trainer's Outlines Combustible Dust (PDF) [OSHA Training Session] (long outline)  National
Handouts Combustible Dust (PDF) [OSHA Training System]  National
Quizzes Combustible Dust (PDF) [OSHA Training System]  National
Handouts Combustible Dust [7-Minute Safety Trainer]  National
Quizzes Combustible Dust [7-Minute Safety Trainer]  National
Handouts Combustible Dust [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (Spanish)  National
Quizzes Combustible Dust [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (Spanish)  National
Guidance Documents Combustible Dust in Industry: Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Fire and Explosions  National
Guidance Documents Combustible Dust: Best Practices to Identify Hazards & Prevent Explosions, Fires, and Exposures  National
Guidance Documents Combustible dust: Does your company or firm process any of these products or materials in powdered form?  National
Toolbox Talks Combustible dust: Preventing dust explosions  National
Guidance Documents Combustible Dust: Protecting Workers from Combustible Dust Explosion Hazards  National
Questions & Answers Does OSHA require that combustible dusts be tested (MIE, etc.) as part of a hazard assessment? If so, is the test data required to be included in the MSDS for the products? 03/30/2010National
Checklists Dust Off This Combustible Dust Checklist  National
Guidance Documents Firefighting precautions at facilities with combustible dust  National
Guidance Documents Hazard Communication Guidance for Combustible Dusts  National
Guidance Documents OSHA Fact Sheet: Combustible Dust  National
Guidance Documents Precautions for Firefighters to Prevent Dust Explosions [OSHA QuickCard]  National
Interpretations Request for Interpretation of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard for Combustible Dust 03/25/2013National
Speaker's Notes The Combustible Dust Threat: Best Practices to Identify Hazards & Prevent Explosions  National
Interpretations Using non-electrical equipment in locations with hazardous atmospheres [1910.307] 06/29/2015National
Questions & Answers We have a dust collector that will be collecting aluminum dust from a laser. Will we need a suppression system as I understand that water cannot be used? 03/29/2016National
On-Demand Webinars Webinar (2015-11): The Combustible Dust Threat: Best Practices to Identify Hazards & Prevent Explosions  National
News Wisconsin safety group says mill deaths show need for better enforcement 06/08/2017National
Trainer's Outlines Working Safely with Combustible Dust [OSHA Training System]  National
Handouts Working Safely with Combustible Dust [OSHA Training System]  National
Quizzes Working Safely with Combustible Dust [OSHA Training System]  National
Meetings Working with Combustible Dust (Word)  National
Quizzes Working with Combustible Dust (Word)  National
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