Is your dust combustible?
Wood and Sawdust
Plastics and Rubbers
Coal and other Fossil Fuels
Sugars, Grains and Food
For the safety of our customers and our technicians, we use equipment approved for combustible dust cleaning, such as intrinsically safe vacuums and grounded hoses. Contact vacuuming with this type of equipment lessens the risk of a dust explosion during the cleaning process. The filtration system of the vacuums is grounded to provide a spark-free operation.
We also use proper PPE and our technicians are trained in OSHA’s 10- or 30-hour Safety, Aerial Lifts, Confined Spaces, First Aid, CPR, and Combustible Dust Safety and Awareness.
Using the wrong methods and equipment to clean combustible dust can be catastrophic. From protective clothing to vacuum hoses, we know that every piece of equipment counts when it comes to safety and compliance.
In OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program, two of the most common citations were improper housekeeping, including combustible dust accumulation, and use of compressed air to blow down combustible dust. Hughes abides by standards set by the NFPA, NADCA, and OSHA when performing combustible dust cleaning.