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November 1, 2011

Collecting dust

As regulations tighten, more emphasis is being put on equipment that prevents catastrophe while providing cost savings

Joy LePree

One of the biggest issues related to dust collection is compliance with U.S. Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations regarding combustible dusts and air quality. And as both agencies up the ante with tighter regulations and more scrutinizing inspections, it is imperative that processors make sure their facilities are meeting the standards. But the question is, is it possible to meet more stringent standards while running a cost-effective dust-collection operation. The answer, according to dust-collection system providers, is...

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