Combustible dust hazards exist in a wide variety of industries: grain handling, food processing, plastics, wood and paper products, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and metal fabrication, among many others. In fact, OSHA has identified over 130 products or materials that can present combustible dust hazards. In the last 30 years, over 160 workers have been killed and more than 850 seriously injured in combustible dust explosions. The average cost of a major dust explosion in property damage alone is over $3,500,000. Your first line of defense against a dust explosion is awareness. This safety video provides workers with a general awareness of how combustible dust explosion are caused and what they can do to recognize and mitigate possible hazards before it-s too late.