Implementing a Combustible Dust Program
July 29 - 31, 2013
Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, Virginia
Tech exam is Wednesday, July 31, at 11:30 am. Please make travel plans accordingly.
Because OSHA has implemented a Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP), Industrial Hygienists are being asked by their companies to review their processes and develop their own combustible dust compliance program in accordance with OSHA and National Fire Protection Association requirements. OSHA has also begun the multiple year process to develop formal general industry Combustible Dust Regulations. This course will prepare IH's to implement a Combustible Dust Program by giving them the skills to: frame the issues to gain management support, assess combustible dust gaps, evaluate the combustible dust risks, develop mitigation strategies, evaluate protection options, and develop housekeeping and training programs to move towards compliance with current and future standards.
Jonathan F. Hale,
MAPA, Air Systems Corporation, Clemmons, NC
Q. Johnson, P.E., Workplace Exposure
Marty Schloss, PE, President, Schloss & Associates, PLLC, Greenville, SC
At the completion of the training, the participant should be able to:
- Identify combustible dust hazards
- Define the standard tests to characterize combustible dusts and their use
- Evaluate combustible dust risks through a Process Hazard Analysis
- Evaluate the various techniques available to control ignition sources, prevent explosions, protect against explosions, and isolate explosions from the other parts of the process
- Outline the procedures and programs that need to be in place for a successful combustible dust program
- Explain the objectives and procedural elements of the OSHA Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program
- Identify potential combustible dust issues during several case study reviews
- How We Got Here – history of combustible dust incidents
- OSHA Combustible Dust NEP & pending regulatory process
- Combustible Dust Definitions, Testing
- Consensus Standards, Guidelines
- Components of a Combustible Dust Program
- Explosion Protection and Fire Protection
- Risk Based on Material Characteristics
- Evaluating Risk by a Process Hazard Analysis
- Inherent Risks in Process Equipment
- Eliminating Risk by Inerting
- Ignition Sources and Controls
- Control of Fugitive Dusts
- Air /Material Separator Systems
- Reducing Risk through Housekeeping
- Explosion Prevention, Protection, Isolation Options
- Risk Mitigation Strategies for Explosion and Fire
- Employee Training Program
- Case Study – Chemical and physical characteristics issues
- Case Study – Process Equipment issues
- Case Study – Ventilation issues
- Wrap up & Critique
- 1 Elective Tech Credit
- 1.5 BCSP
- 1.8 CEUs
Course begins Monday, July 29, 2013, at 8:00 am and ends Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 11:00 am.
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