Combustible Dust Explosion
When combustible dust is suspended in air and under right conditions, it can become explosive. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) identified at least 281 combustible dust incidents between 1980s and 2005.
In August 2014, a massive explosion took place at a factory in Kunshan, China, killing at least 75 people. News reports revealed that workers had long complained of dangerous levels of dust at the facility.
In this short course, attendees will understand the fundamentals of combustible dust, its explosion characteristics and various control measures. Attendees will also be aware of the key considerations and preparations required for managing combustible dusts.
Who should attend?
Fire safety managers, workplace safety and health professionals, facility/building professionals, workplace managers and those in similar professions.
- Past incidents and International Code and Standards for Combustible Dust Risk Management
- Science of combustible dust
- Dust explosion risk management
- Dust control measures - prevention and protection techniques
Continuous Professional Development
WSHO 4 SDU
FSM 3 CPD
Attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance in 'Combustible Dust Explosion'.
This is an Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) accredited course.
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