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Do you work with glass and ceramics? How we can keep you and your workers safe!

31 Jul Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do you work with glass and ceramics? How we can keep you and your workers safe!
Do you work with glass and ceramics? How we can keep you and your workers safe!
 

Those working in the ceramic and glass manufacture industries should be aware that both ceramic dust and glass dust can cause health problems after long-term exposure, as well as environmental hazards. Dust should always be removed regularly and proper cleaning inspections should be done to ensure that the business meets OSHA standards for safety. Not only can glass dust and ceramic dust cause irritation or even scarring of lung tissue, it can also pose a significant hazard of explosion.

While ceramic material is not usually explosive on its own, the manufacturing process usually adds chemicals to the ceramic that can be volatile. Dust within an area, which is ignited, may cause a dust cloud explosion. A dust cloud explosion usually occurs when dust is kicked up, possibly due to another type of explosion, and then is ignited itself. A dust cloud explosion can be extremely dangerous and volatile, as well as cover a large amount of area. Proper cleaning standards and tools such as an industrial vacuum can help a company protect itself from this type of hazard.

For more information about glass and ceramic dust safety hazards contact the experts at Ryvac Engineering.