Seminar on Combustible Dust Hazards
1 Day, 7 Instructional Hours
7 MESH Hours (Manager of Environmental Safety and Health)
7 PDHs (Professional Development Hours for Engineers)
About This Course:
The focus of this seminar is to provide businesses within general industry an opportunity to enhance their awareness of the hazards posed by combustible dust. This course will help these industry leaders to gain the knowledge and strategies that can help them to assure employee safety while using or producing materials that generate combustible dust. The course will focus on recognizing the hazards and risks associated with combustible dust, as well as developing the controls and strategies that can help them prevent or mitigate combustible dust fires and explosions.
This course is recommended for owners and managers, supervisors, maintenance and engineering staff, and other employees responsible for safety in the workplace in industries such as food (e.g., candy, sugar, spice, starch, flour, feed), tobacco, plastics, wood, paper, pulp, rubber, furniture, textiles, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, dyes, coal, metals (e.g., aluminum, chromium, iron, magnesium, and zinc), and fossil fuel power generation.
Please note, although OSHA recognizes the existence of dust hazards in the grain handling industry (and has a standard for grain handling facilities at 29 CFR 1910.272), this course will not focus on grain handling. Some examples from the grain industry may be used as illustrations of hazards and/or controls.
- Identify combustible dusts
- Recognize the hazards and risks associated with combustible dust
- Learn control methods and standards to help prevent or mitigate combustible dust fires and explosions
- Learn about OSHA’s National Emphasis Program for combustible dust hazards
- Overview of Combustible Dust in Industry
- OSHA National Emphasis Program on Dust Explosions
- NFPA 654 – Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions
- OSHA Dust Requirements
- Electrical Classification Practices
- OSHA Subpart S – Class II hazardous (classified) locations
This 1-day seminar differs from the 2-day OSHA #7120 in that the 1-day seminar does not include other NFPA standards, any workshops, or a test.