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The Combustible Dust Threat: Best Practices to Identify Hazards & Prevent Explosions

SKU:WC-1016933
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If you had a comprehensive combustible dust management and control program in place, you would be in a far better position to reduce the risk of serious and potentially fatal injuries to employees, not to mention the risk of significant damage to your assets and corporate reputation.

Combustible dust is a real danger: there have been a number of high visibility explosions recently, including a Georgia sugar refinery explosion that killed 14 people and injured 38 and the West Virginia Titanium plant blast that killed 3 people.

As a result, both federal and state OSHA agencies have focused more resources on industries where combustible dust is a fire and explosion concern. OSHA reissued the directive on the Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program to increase its enforcement activities. And the agency is currently working on a comprehensive combustible dust standard that will in all likelihood rely heavily on standards issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which underwent significant revisions in 2013.

The NFPA 654 is one of the key standards you will use for the safe handling of combustible dusts at your facility. The 2013 edition implements major changes to the requirements for combustible dust, including hazard assessment and an enhanced formal housekeeping plan. And this summer NFPA proposed NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust to provide installers, contractors, engineers, facility managers, code enforcers, inspectors, and EHS professionals with general requirements on how to safely handle combustible dust across industries.

Join us to discover where combustible dust hazards exist so you can evaluate whether all the necessary components of a combustible dust management and control program are in place—and in proper working order.

It's critical that safety managers responsible for facilities where combustible dust hazards exist know that all of the necessary components of a successful management and control program are in place and in proper working order.

Learning Objectives

  • What to expect from NFPA 652—the new Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust
  • The key OSHA regulations applicable to combustible dust hazards
  • Key findings from the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) on recent incidents
  • OSHA’s recent responses to combustible dust events
  • How to identify potential hazards
  • The typical elements of an explosion—including the warning signs
  • Environments likely to cause deflagrations, fires, explosions, or employee exposures in agriculture, chemicals, textiles, paper products, metal processing and other industries
  • How to perform a combustible dust hazard assessment and prioritize risk abatement
  • Proven strategies for effectively controlling, managing, and eliminating combustible dust hazards
  • Available resources to help develop and implement and effective and comprehensive combustible dust management plan
About Your Presenter

Chet Brandon, CSP, CHMM
Vice President of Operations
ATI Worksite Solutions

Chet Brandon, vice president of operations for ATI Worksite Solutions, is a highly experienced EHS executive with extensive practice in the Process Industries (chemical, metals & glass) and Manufacturing Operations (automotive, aerospace & electronics). He holds the Certified Safety Professional and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager designations. He is in a top leadership role with the leading organization in the occupational medicine and personnel safety field that specializes in working with industrial organizations. He has led a number of industrial concerns, including Fortune 500 businesses, to EHS excellence on a global scale.

Brandon has been the safety professional in charge of numerous industrial operations that included the handling or processing of combustible/explosive powders. He has extensive experience with metal powders such as aluminum and silicon, carbonaceous dusts including coal and wood. He has deep experience in designing and maintaining explosion prevention, venting and containment systems. He has expertise at investigating dust explosion events to determine root cause for such events.



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Keywords For This Course:

combustible dust, OSHA, workplace safety, explosion prevention, NFPA 654, ATI Worksite Solutions

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