TU33: Breathe Easier and Learn More About Dust Collection and Combustible Dust

Jamison Scott

This is a two-part presentation focusing both Woodworking Dust Collection as well as Combustible Dust. There are three important aspects to a proper woodworking dust collection system: Ducting, Hooding, and the Dust collector device. Ducting: dust collection ducting includes piping, fittings and flexible hoses. Hooding: It is critical that a hood encompasses the area where the contaminant is being discharged without interfering with the operation. Dust collection device: Do I need a dust collector? What type of dust collector is required?

Combustible dusts are fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in air under certain conditions according to OSHA. But is it not that simple –what exactly what is Combustible Wood Dust? Who is in charge of combustible dust issues? Can it really happen in a woodworking facility? If so, how to prevent not only an explosion but tips to mitigate an impact of an OSHA inspection related to combustible dust.

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July 25, 2023 9:30 am