Combustible dust and other flammable material

Browse these resources to find information on how to reduce the risk of fires and explosions caused by workplace hazards.

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about hazards and safety practices related to combustible dust and other flammable materials. Start here:  


Combustible dust

Combustible dust [PDF]
Provides an overview of the dangers of combustible dust explosions, along with tools and resources to recognize, evaluate, and control hazards

Combustible dust resource toolbox (WorkSafeBC)
The toolbox contains videos, training tools, and crew talks for managing wood dust hazards in the workplace. 

Combustible dust (OSHA)
Information and guidance on federal standards and enforcement  

Hazard communication guidance for combustible dust (OSHA) [PDF]
Helps chemical manufacturers and importers recognize the potential for dust explosions and identify appropriate protective measures  


Video library

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Compressed gas: Safety awareness | HAZMAT-08 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    | Pressurized gases are used in so many ways that people take them for g … Read more
  • Gas cylinders | HAZMAT-04
    5 minutes | The video depicts the hazards that can result if gases contained in cy … Read more
  • Combustible dust: up in a flash | FIRE-7 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    11 Minutes | Combustible dust is a danger in any workplace that creates or accumula … Read more


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