NFPA 484 addresses combustible metals. The standard provides guidance for prevention as well as recommended practices for the safe management of highly explosive metallic materials generated at different processing steps. Before we explore preventive measures, let us first correctly identify the highly combustible metal.
In 2015, 838 violations were cited by CNESST for companies failing to comply with health and safety dust control regulations. A large number among non-compliant operations were found with fabricated metal product manufacturers. Recall that processes producing metallic dust fumes exhibit fire and explosion hazards that may in turn jeopardize the safety of workers and company premises.