Interior Maintenance Company, Inc., (www.imc.cc), is Certified for the cleaning and remediation of Combustible Dust. We use HEPA-filtered Explosion Proof vacuums, non-sparking tools, and the proper PPE safety equipment mandated by O.S.H.A. and N.F.P.A. fire code standards. IMC provides a Certificate of Completion, and Picture Report which satisfies all O.S.H.A., Fire Marshal, and Insurance Company inspections.
Areas that require cleaning to prevent combustible dust include high ceiling surfaces, HVAC Air Conveyance Systems, Dust collector systems, Conveyor Belts, Silo tanks, Lab Fume Hoods. Keeping these areas clean and maintained helps prevent airborne dust and particulates from accumulating in manufacturing and production facilities. Cleaning of Combustible Dust also helps in maintaining equipment life. Other benefits include decreased utility costs for operating equipment, increased brightness of lighting, stabilization of insurance rates, and a greater Return On Investment on manufacturing equipment.
Combustible dust is fine particulate dust which is generated from organic products such as wood, metals, grains, agricultural, chemicals, plastics, paper, and carbonaceous products. Manufacturing and production facilities produce dust from processes such as pulverizing, milling, grinding, crushing, macerating and cutting of bulk product. The fine powder dust generated lies on inaccessible and unnoticeable surfaces on high reach surfaces. Combustible Dust can impact the facility workers health, leading to illnesses and injuries.
J. Paul Leigh of the Stanford Medical Center notes that businesses spend $170.9 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses-expenditures. Injuries and illnesses increase workers' compensation and retraining costs, absenteeism, and production faults. They also decrease productivity, morale, and ultimately profits. Fortunately, statistics from injury and illness reports filed with OSHA show that workplaces that establish safety and health management systems reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent.
Performing combustible dust cleaning requires several important procedures. Combustible Dust cleaning should be performed by properly trained personnel. Explosion-proof H.E.P.A. vacuums are required equipment. Safety procedures must include the prevention of Static Electricity, sparking, and any electrical charge. Proper grounding of in-house electrical systems, equipment, forklifts, high reach equipment, vacuums, extension cords, and lighting is mandatory by the NFPA 654 Standards.
Interior Maintenance has been servicing the industry since 1973. We have completed numerous Combustible Dust Cleaning projects throughout the United States and we would be happy to provide a referral list. We maintain an accident free record while performing Combustible Dust remediation. For more information, please visit our website www.imc.cc call 1-800-220-6547 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.