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NFPA Dust Standards:

*NFPA 654 – Includes proscriptive language requiring flame resistant clothing for all personnel exposed to a dust explosion or dust flash fire hazard.

NFPA 68 – Guide for Venting of Deflagrations
NFPA 85 – Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazardous Code
NFPA 69 – Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems
NFPA 499 – Classifications of Combustible Dusts
NFPA 654 – Prevention of Dust Explosions from Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Dust*
NFPA 61 – Prevention of Explosions in Agriculture and Food Processing Facilities
NFPA 484 – Metal Dust Standard
NFPA 652 – Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust
NFPA 664 – Wood Dust Standard

OSHA Dust Standards:

General Industry (29 CRF 1910)
1910.22 (a) (1) – Housekeeping, allowable dust accumulations
1910.22 (a) (2) – Housekeeping, allowable dust accumulation on floors
1910.178 (c) – Classification in hazardous environments
1910.307 – Hazardous (classified) Locations
1910.272 – Grain Handling Facilities

General Duty Clause
Section 5(a)(1) – General Duty

Incidents:

https://www.osha.gov/dts/shib/shib073105.html

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