The focus of this two-day course (minimum contact hours: 13) is to provide private businesses within general industry with an opportunity to enhance their awareness of the hazards posed by combustible dust. It focuses on recognizing the hazards and risks associated with combustible dust, as well as developing the controls and strategies that can help prevent or mitigate combustible dust fires and explosions.
members of private industry, including owners and managers, supervisors, maintenance and engineering staff, and other employees. Union officials and representatives may also benefit from attendance.
• combustible dust explosions as a national problem
• recognized control and mitigation methods, and
• control of electrical installation hazards for combustible dust areas.
In addition, the course offers information on the National Emphasis Program (NEP) for combustible dust inspections and OSHA and consensus standards impacting industries that generate combustible dust.
There is a test at the conclusion of the course.
This course will not focus on grain handling. Some examples from the grain industry may be used as illustrations of hazards and/or controls.
University of Cincinnati
260 Stetson Street
Stetson Building, Room 2110
Cincinnati, OH 45267