Safety Order: Combustible dust hazard in wood processing facilities


Reference number
SO-EL-GA 2013-02

This safety order requires owners and operators of wood processing facilities to perform an assessment of facilities for hazardous locations, due to the presence of combustible dust. Where gas and electrical equipment is installed within a hazardous location, a plan to suitably mitigate the combustion risk must be documented.

This safety order is also posted in the gas safety order section of this website.

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