The Dos and Don'ts of Dust Hazard Analyses (DHAs)

October 22, 2019

When performed correctly, a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) identifies complex combustible dust hazards and provides techniques to mitigate these hazards. Unfortunately, DHAs are not all created equally, and serious hazards are often overlooked.

 

Speaker Jason Reason will present the minimum requirements any DHA should meet, regardless of the types of varying factors (e.g. process equipment, building compartment configuration, types of combustible dusts, etc.) and minimum requirements for a DHA that are specified in NFPA 652 and other applicable NFPA combustible dust standards.

 

This presentation will also include the importance of the qualifications of the individual(s) performing the DHA, and how unqualified individuals can negatively affect the identification and mitigation of combustible dust hazards. Some of the most common inadequately identified or missed hazards often seen during DHAs will also be presented.

 

 

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