CTI’s Director of Engineering, Brian Edwards, joined Dr. Chris Cloney, the Managing Director and Lead Researcher at DustEx Research, to discuss the history of OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) on combustible dust.  In this free, 45 minutes podcast, you can hear Brian and Chris discuss:

  • The origin of the combustible dust NEP
  • The programs and regulations that were in place before the NEP
  • The OSHA rulemaking process
  • The challenges of establishing a national standard
  • How OSHA is currently regulating combustible dust standards

DSS045: History of the OSHA Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program with Brian Edwards

If you have any questions related to the NEP or combustible dust safety, you can contact Brian at bedwards@conversiontechnology.com.

COMBUSTIBLE DUST SEMINAR  |  September 19TH  |  Kansas City, MO

Conversion Technology, Inc. has teamed up with the Fike Corporation and CST  to co-host an educational seminar on the ever-growing topic of dust hazards, NFPA Compliance, design approaches and retrofit issues.

 Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Immediately following the presentations there will be a LIVE EXPLOSION DEMO!

 *Registered attendees who have completed, signed and returned the required forms will be transported to the Fike Corporation remote test site facility for the live demonstration. 

 ✅ REGISTER today via email to dusthazardseminar@cstindustries.com

 For more information on Combustible Dust Hazards, please visit us at conversiontechnology.com or call us at 770-263-6330.

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 * Additional approvals may be required prior to attending. You must wear closed-toe shoes. Eye and ear protection will be provided. No photos or videos may be taken at the remote test site.

Come say hello to Adam Haroz, one of CTI’s Engineering Managers, as he will be speaking at this year’s Region IV VPPPA Conference in Chattanooga, TN on June 19th.

Adam Haroz will be discussing how the regulations governing industrial machinery have shifted the need for conducting risk assessments on robotic systems from a good practice to now a mandatory requirement. The discussion will emphasize the benefits of conducting an on-site risk assessment. It will also highlight the need to identify the hazards and assess the potential risks associated with robot operations when selecting and designing safeguarding measures. He will review the methodology for conducting a risk assessment for different robotic systems, as well as other industrial equipment, how to assess the adequacy of current safeguards, and methods for determining the risk reduction measures required.

The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is designed to encourage cooperative efforts between employees, management and OSHA for the purpose of improving workplace safety and health. The VPP concept recognizes that workplace safety and health can be enforced in a compliance atmosphere and can be enhanced in a cooperative atmosphere. OSHA recognizes and partners with worksites that demonstrate excellence in Safety and Health.

Region IV VPPPA is the region that serves the eight Southeast states. (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)

For more information on the VPPA or to register for the Region IV VPPA Conference click the following link: http://www.regionivvppconference.com/

Building on its 30+ year legacy as a leading environmental and safety engineering firm, CTI (Conversion Technology Inc.) is proud to announce we will co-host an educational seminar on the ever-growing topic of combustible dust hazards with CST Industries, IEP Technologies, and The Tennant Company. Continue reading “Four Industry Leading Companies Co-Host an Educational Seminar on Combustible Dust Hazards”

Norcross, GA – Building on its 30+ year legacy as a leading environmental and safety engineering firm, CTI (Conversion Technology, Inc.) announces a new and exciting strategic partnership with industrial safety solutions manufacturer, Fike and the world’s leading bolted steel tank, silo and aluminum dome manufacturer, CST Industries.

CTI’s partnership with Fike and CST will provide the ultimate comprehensive dust explosion solutions for compliance with the new regulation for Combustible Dust, NFPA 652. The regulation covers a wide range of types of combustible dust used in many application areas across just about all the major industrial and agricultural markets. Continue reading “CTI, Fike and CST Join Forces to Address Combustible Dust and NFPA 652 Regulations”

Conversion Technology Inc. (CTI) is celebrating its 30th year of business. For the last 30 years, CTI has been assisting our clients across the United States achieve environmental and safety compliance.
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CTI began its existence as a firm that designed systems for the conversion of waste material to energy and other useful by-products. We completed the design and installation of a system that was fueled by cotton seed husks and was able to generate the energy required for the drying of raw cotton. This system converted the cotton waste to energy. This style of energy conversion was the origin of the name “Conversion Technology Inc.”

Continue reading “A Word From the Founder”

Adam Haroz, EIT

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is getting more stringent, both with regulations and enforcement, on machine guarding violations. They are targeting industries with higher risks of potential injuries from machinery. Despite this move by OSHA towards greater expectations from industry, there is still a large cultural gap between employers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) regarding who is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the machinery is guarded in compliance with OSHA regulations. Continue reading ““But It Came That Way”: The Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountability of Machine Guarding”

We’re very excited to launch the newly designed and developed Conversion Technology, Inc. website. This is a soft launch. We’ll continue to add and adjust our content and functionality over the next few weeks.

One of the main goals of the redesign involves accessibility. Our end goal is a site that’s easy to navigate, with content that’s easy to understand.

Corporate health, safety and sustainability isn’t always easy to achieve, nor is it easy to describe online. The information we share here is vital to running your business effectively and safely.

There are many rules and regulations that you must follow. You’re required to keep your workplace safe, by law. We’re here for you to turn to when you’ve got questions and concerns about the safety of your employees, equipment and more.

Do you worry that you’re not doing all you can to reduce your environmental footprint? Are you concerned about unknown hazards in your workplace? Do you find yourself feeling less than ready for your upcoming OSHA inspection?

Running a business isn’t easy.  Running a business that meets OSHA guidelines is even more difficult. It’s important to know who you can turn to when you need information and assistance. We want you to turn to Conversion Technology, Inc. when you have questions. We want you to bookmark this website as a resource as you strive to comply with safety and health regulations..

What can we do to make this website an even more valuable resource? What’s missing? What would you like to see as we continue to adjust the site before our hard launch? With your assistance we can make the new Conversion Technology, Inc. website a valuable and effective resource for your business.

Feel free to leave a comment below, letting us know how our company, and our website, can better serve your needs.