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Safety And Security

OSHA and NFPA encourage the use of industrial vacuums

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) highly discourage the use of sweepers and blowers in the removal of potentially combustible dusts because their use increases the risk of an explosion.
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OSHA to hold combustible dust meetings

CHICAGO — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled two meetings for Wednesday, April 21 at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O''Hare Hotel and Conference Center.
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Presence of asbestos hampers water damage repair

PITTSBURGH — The presence of asbestos concerns some students, but Carnegie Mellon University Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has reassured everyone that barriers are in place to contain any and all asbestos fibers to the immediate work area and filtered vacuums are being used as an added precaution.
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