All Things Chemical® Podcast

July 22, 2021
An explosive conversation about GHS and combustible dust — with Karin Baron

This week I sat down with Karin F. Baron, Senior Regulatory Consultant at B&C and our consulting affiliate, The Acta Group. We tackle the daunting topic of combustible dust, a common workplace hazard that is more pervasive perhaps than people think. Combustible dust poses an explosion hazard in a wide variety of industries, including food, plastic, wood, and textiles, among many others. Karin helps us understand what combustible dust includes and then walks us through the somewhat complicated governance frameworks that have emerged among the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), private standard-setting organizations, and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The space is crowded and remarkably unclear, especially given the severity of the incidents that have occurred over the years.

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