There is a real danger of combustible dust explosions in many factories and processing facilities. And the dust collection system itself can be a main cause of explosions if it isn’t properly designed for your operation. Your facility and employees could be at risk. Many types of dust are combustible, including food ingredients, metals, paper, pulp, plastics, textiles, biosolids, wood, rubber, dyes, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides. OSHA, ATEX and NFPA expect you to be compliant with government regulations. If you don’t have paperwork verifying that your dust is not combustible, you must complete a Dust Hazard Analysis.