Course Description:

This seminar is designed to provide private businesses within general industry an opportunity to enhance their awareness of the hazards posed by combustible dust, and it will help industry leaders gain the knowledge and strategies that can help them to assure employee safety while using or producing materials that generate combustible dust.  This seminar 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.

Course Objective:

Participants will be introduced to the hazards of combustible dust fires and explosions, and after successful completion will be able to identify potential combustible dust hazards.  In addition, it will offer information on the National Emphasis Program (NEP) for combustible dust inspections and OSHA and consensus standards that impact industries that generate combustible dust.

Course Topics:

Dust versus Combustible Dust;

Combustible Dust Explosions as a National Problem;

Process of a Dust Explosion;

Recognized Control and Mitigation Methods for Combustible Dust;

Management of Combustible Dust Areas;

Applicable Occupational Safety and Health Standards;

Look at some Case Studies.


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 seminar will not focus on grain handling.  Some examples from the grain industry may be used as illustrations of hazards and/or controls.


Total Hours: 8 Hours

Upon successful course completion, participants will receive a certificate from Thomas Safety Solutions, Inc.  Call for pricing, specific topics needed, or if you need special scheduling.

Be sure to check out all of our other safety and health training, including our 10 & 30 Hour OSHA, Fall Protection Competent Person, Scaffold Competent Person, Excavation Competent Person, Confined Space Entry, Qualified Rigging, Qualified Crane Signaling, and more.

Thomas Safety Solutions provides services in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas.


Contact Information:

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