Combustible Dust Health and Safety
Combustible dust is any fine material that has the ability to catch fire and explode when mixed with air. Combustible dusts can be from:
- most solid organic materials (such as sugar, flour, grain, wood, etc. )
- many metals, and
- some nonmetallic inorganic materials.
Some of these materials are not “normally” combustible, but they can burn or explode if the particles are the right size and in the right concentration. Any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such a dust is suspended in air in the right concentration, under certain conditions, it can become explosive. Even materials that do not burn in larger pieces (such as aluminum or iron), given the proper conditions, can be explosive in dust form.
This course is intended to provide knowledge on what combustible dust is and how to prevent it in the workplace.
Course Length: 2 hours
The student will receive an overview of combustible dust and be able to identify risk in the workplace. The student will receive general code guidance on combustible dust, including information on how to mitigate risk and properly clean combustible dust hazards. Additionally, the student will gain a through understanding on how to prevent combustible dust hazards in the future.
Understand what combustible dust is and how to prevent it in the workplace.
The student will learn about the different types of combustible dust and identify risk.
The student will receive general code guidance on combustible dust.
Understand the different ways to mitigate and clean combustible dust and a thorough understanding on how to prevent combustible dust hazards in the future.