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Combustible Dusts

List of Applicable Rules

WISHA Combustible Dust Rules for General Industry

Important User Information:

The following list identifies basic rules that apply to combustible dust hazards in manufacturing and other general industry workplace.

The list also includes key rules that address specific processes, operations, equipment, or machinery in general industry and will take precedence over basic rules that address the same hazard issue.

For example, if the hazard issue is the control of combustible dust accumulations on floors in a process area and this issue is addressed by a basic housekeeping rule and a housekeeping rule for the specific process, follow the housekeeping rule for the specific process.

Browse our Safety & Health rules to find rules that address combustible dust hazards in:

•  Other industries such as construction, agriculture, and maritime.

•  Specific facilities such as grain elevators, sawmills, pulp & paper mills, and coal-fired power plants.

Abrasive blasting (for example): WAC 296-818-30005.

Confined Spaces: Chapter 296-809, WAC.

Dust collection systems, mixers, or other containers: WAC 296-800-11010.

Electrical wiring, equipment and installations: WAC 296-24, Part L.

Exit routes: WAC 296-800-31035, WAC 296-800-31045, WAC 296-800-31065.

Fire brigades: Chapter 296-811 WAC.

Fire extinguishers (portable types): WAC 296-806-42584 (sugar and spice pulverizers), WAC 296-806-42544 (dumpbins and blenders for flour), WAC 296-806-42582 (flour sifters).

Forklifts and other powered, industrial trucks (PIDs): Chapter 296-863-50005.

Hazard Communication: WAC 296-800-170 (program), Chapter 296-839 WAC, Creating Material Safety Data Sheets and Labels.

Housekeeping: WAC 296-800-22005, WAC 296-800-22035 (storage areas).

Personal protective equipment (PPE): WAC 296-800-160.

Process safety management: WAC 296-67-001(2)(a)(i).

Welding, cutting, and brazing (for example): WAC 296-24-685 (arc welding).

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