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OSHA Gathers Info|on Combustible Dust

WASHINGTON (CN) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration invites interested stakeholders to meetings on the workplace hazards of combustible dust, in preparation for proposing a standard.

Any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form, according to OSHA.

Materials that may form combustible dust include wood, coal, plastics, biosolids, candy, sugar, spice, starch, flour, feed, grain, fertilizer, tobacco, paper, soap, rubber, drugs, dried blood, dyes, certain textiles, and metals (such as aluminum and magnesium).

OSHA conducted two stakeholder meetings in Washington, DC, on Dec. 14, and announces two additional stakeholder meetings in Atlanta, Ga. on Feb. 17.

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