Combustible dust, is a product created from manufacturing processes that involves combustible raw materials. These materials include wood and metals. As combustible dust can be invisible to the human eye, combustible dust particles are a deadly hazard in many workplaces and industries.
There have been scenarios that have cause the dust to become explosive, potentially killing or injuring workers and destroying machinery or even entire facilities.
To prevent dust explosions, workplaces can remove one or more elements and consider control measures such as to eliminate combustible dusts; and to provide controls to minimise the risk.