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Re: look at what i learned at school today
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 02:39:26 am »
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Re: look at what i learned at school today
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 09:57:07 am »
Everything stinks where OSHA is involved in it.
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Re: look at what i learned at school today
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 04:51:48 pm »
yeah, it stinks, but osha is the bare MINIMUM requirements. what stinks worse is when you work for somebody that makes you do more safety shit than required by law.
scroll down on that spray booth shit and look at the dangerous shit, like sparks and ventilation. we can do that. any dust laying around higher than a dime is a risk, if the conditions are all there.


today i learned about dust. pretty much all the dust in walters is combustible. aluminum, plastic, silica, metal, etc. steel wool is flammable along with everything on that shelf
anything organic
all an explosion needs from dust is
1 oxygen
2 fuel
3 ignition
4 dispersement
5 confinement

hazzards x assume probability = willingness to accept risk

pics from a dust explosion
one was from flour, the other was from acoustic ceiling tiles

i think we should light some dust on fire outside to see what happens

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Re: look at what i learned at school today
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 05:05:07 pm »
if you work for a company, osha just keeps you from doing this

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Re: look at what i learned at school today
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 05:16:24 pm »
Dust explosions are mean...

Get some sawdust in a 55gal drum and it'll shoot a fireball into the sky if you add a fan(disbursement) and a match(ignition).
Fun if there are no trees or wood structures around.

Every time OSHA pisses me off I remember the couple of times it has kept me from doing something REALLY stupid...then I don't feel so bad. but yeah, still a huge pain in the ass

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Re: look at what i learned at school today
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 09:08:09 pm »
Back when my little bro was in HS, while the teacher was out, he and a buddy were in shop tossing firecrackers at each other.  The teacher came back just as my brother threw one that bounced and went into the sawdust collection system, blowing out the whole wall on that end of the building.

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Re: look at what i learned at school today
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 09:15:49 pm »
Wasn't there a big problem with grain silos exploding around the 70's because of lack of ventalation to remove the grain dust?
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Re: look at what i learned at school today
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2010, 11:07:07 pm »
Yes, I think that was one of the biggest industrial disasters in the US too.

I watch the history channel as well...

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Re: look at what i learned at school today
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010, 06:12:02 am »
yeah, it happens all the time in silos that aren't maintained.
last night i made a pretty good fireball with coffee creamer.