22 04, 2015

Unique Air Filtration Applications and Custom Equipment

Many industries face the complicated challenge of providing clean air to their employees in hazardous environments. There are some jobs that require a lot of dirty work, and there aren’t always quick fixes to the hazards they bring. Sometimes new solutions have to be thought up to ensure that work conditions meet OSHA standards and

8 04, 2015

Controlling Combustible Dust Hazards

As OSHA moves toward widespread, clearly stated regulation of combustible dust hazards, it’s becoming apparent that the situation is finally being taken very seriously. Because of the numerous deadly accidents, more and more companies are taking steps towards combustible dust control, not wanting to risk becoming the next headline in the papers. It’s a daunting

10 03, 2015

The Importance of Using Downdraft Booths

Many industries deal with dangerous chemicals, fumes, gasses, and procedures day in and out. Workers are trained thoroughly to handle such conditions, but even that is not enough to stop certain occurrences. Especially in areas that provide little ventilation, some industries are always seconds away from the next big accident. It’s a terrible truth, but

18 02, 2015

Dust Collection with DualDraw

There are countless examples that can be used to pinpoint the dangers of combustible dust. Whether you are looking at the amount of deaths caused by the various forms of combustible dust or the amount of injuries, it is a grim view. For example, in 2010, three workers were killed in an explosion in West

24 04, 2014

How to determine which downdraft table is the right solution

Do you have an air quality problem? Are you trying to determine if a downdraft table is the right solution? Below are two steps to start your process on how to best select a downdraft table that is just right for you. If you are unfamiliar with industrial air filtration systems that help contain dust

13 03, 2014

OSHA Combustible Dust Update

DualDraw representatives recently attended the Power Bulk & Solids Conference in Chicago, May 6th-8th.  It was here they were able to attend a particularly interesting educational seminar on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP). The NEP works to enforce OSHA combustible dust guidelines by inspecting facilities that generate

11 04, 2013

New OSHA resource addresses procedures for combating combustible dust fires

The following press release, issued April 1, 2013, from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, addresses procedures for combating combustible dust fires OSHA issues new resource to protect emergency workers at combustible dust fires WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today published Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust*, a new, informative booklet that outlines

3 04, 2013

OSHA Fact Sheet on Controlling Hazardous Fumes/Gases During Welding

Need information about industrial welding safety? Check out this recent OSHA Fact Sheet on Controlling Hazardous Fumes and Gases During Welding. DualDraw’s air filtration products and patented downdraft technology can help with safety in welding work environments. For more information or to check out our fume control products and services, visit www.dualdraw.com or call 800-977-2125.

1 03, 2013

OSHA Article on Combustible Dust, 3/1/2013

Here is an interesting note via the OSHA newsletter (3/1/2013) about a citation involving Combustible Dust. OSHA cites 3 companies after combustible dust flash fire claims lives of 2 workers at Texas work site OSHA has cited Watco Mechanical Services, Jordan General Contractors Inc. and JP Electric after a combustible dust flash fire claimed the

20 12, 2012

Downdraft Booths

The DualDraw TB Series It’s recognized that downdraft ventilation for industrial processes is a proven way to capture harmful dust and fumes. However, the style of the downdraft work surface typically involves a trade-off between versatility (a flat, open style) and containment (more enclosed and contained style) that customers must make with their particular process