Combustible dusts, which are defined by their tendency to ignite when suspended in air, come from many sources. Based on the amount of dust types that are potentially combustible, the hazards from combustible dusts pose a significant risk across a multitude of industries.
All of the NFPA combustible dust standards now retroactively require a DHA to be performed, regardless of the type of combustible dust and how it is used. Due to the complexity and extremely technical nature of DHAs, facilities often only focus on performing a DHA and ignore the process behind the DHA. Unfortunately, too many facilities focus on only the cost of the DHA, rather than the qualifications of the individual(s) performing the DHA and the systematic processes involved in completing an effective DHA.
Jason holds a B.S. Degree in Industrial Hygiene and has 12+ years of experience as an OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer. He has assisted OSHA in performing many combustible dust inspections and has performed numerous combustible dust National Emphasis Program inspections at a wide range of facilities. He has trained many OSHA Compliance Officers in combustible dust inspections and has presented at national conferences including ASSE Safety and the NFPA Combustible Dust Symposium. Since 2009, Jason has been a member of several NFPA Technical Committees that address combustible dust hazards and serves as the Chair of NFPA’s Technical Committee for Wood and Cellulosic Materials Processing.
Date: Nov 08, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM ET