The Elements of an Effective Dust Hazard Analysis [1115]
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus
Room: Franklin D

   Jason Reason, Senior Vice President of Safety & Health Services / Combustible Dust Consultant, Lewellyn Technology LLC

Track: Industrial Hygiene
Secondary Track: Risk Assessment
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate


When performed correctly, a dust hazard analysis (DHA) identifies complex combustible dust hazards and provides techniques to mitigate these hazards. Unfortunately, all DHAs are not created equal and serious hazards are often overlooked. This presentation discusses the minimum requirements for any DHA, the importance of qualified individuals and commonly overlooked hazards.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the minimum requirements for a DHA that are specified in NFPA 652 and other NFPA combustible dust standards
List the qualifications any individual who performs DHAs should possess and the consequences of allowing unqualified individuals to perform DHAs
Recall the consequences of incorrectly assessing and mitigating combustible dust hazards during the DHA, and some of the most common types of hazards that are often inadequately identified or missed during DHAs
Explain the importance of a DHA and how it can be used to identify potential fire, deflagration and explosion hazards

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
Elements of Effective DHA Reason

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