Hazard alert: Em7-3/5-2016E-PDF
cleaning a grain elevator.
"Grain elevators are used to receive, clean, store, and transfer bulk grain. The flow of grain and its processing through the facility cause grain dust to become airborne in the work environment. Some activities can create enough grain dust that it becomes an explosion hazard or can make employees sick. Cleaning of a grain elevator is one such process that can cause a significant increase in the amount of grain dust in the air, if done without adequate precautions. If a lot of grain dust is suspended in the air, and a spark or flame is present, an explosion may occur. A grain dust explosion can be powerful enough to destroy a grain elevator and to potentially cause severe injuries to employees"--Background, p. .
|Department/Agency||Employment and Social Development Canada. Labour Program.|
|Subtitle||cleaning a grain elevator.|
|Other Language Editions||[French]|
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|Note||Issued also in French under title: Alerte au danger : nettoyage d’un silo à grains.|
|Number of Pages|| p.|
|Subject Terms||Occupational safety, Occupational accidents|
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