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Combustible Dust Hazards

July 2009

Employers, employees, and others interested in occupational safety & health in Washington State:

Catastrophic incidents involving combustible dust explosions in other states during 2008 highlight the importance of building awareness of combustible dust hazards in Washington State. To learn more about this hazard issue, select and read the 2-page OSHA Fact Sheet, Hazard Alert: Combustible Dust Explosions (790 KB PDF).

In addition to this Hazard Alert, you can find other useful information about this hazard, including safety rules that apply in Washington State.

If you would like technical assistance with identifying and addressing combustible dust hazards in the workplace, L & I provides no-fee consultations . For more information please go to .



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