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Chemical Safety Board moves to act on combustible dust

By KATE MISHKIN

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After years of urging the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to act to prevent combustible dust explosions and fires, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is asking for feedback about the management and control of combustible dust.

Specifically, the call comes as the CSB is investigating a May 2017 explosion at the Didion Milling facility in Wisconsin, which killed five employees.

The CSB announced the “Call to Action: Combustible Dust” Wednesday morning. The call is out to anyone who works around dust, including inspectors and workers.

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