NFPA can help you recognize and control dust explosion hazards

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Aug 24, 2011

Imperial Sugar facility 
On February 7, 2008, sugar dust ignited at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth, GA, causing a series of powerful dust-fueled explosions along the length of the facility's conveyor. Fourteen employees were killed and dozens were injured. Read "Refining the Process", an in-depth look at the Imperial Sugar explosion, from the March/April 2010 issue of NFPA Journal®. Photo: Chemical Safety Board.

Dust Symposium If you need to stay updated on dust explosion fundamentals, hazards assessments, and hazard control, please join us in Detroit, September 21-22 for NFPA's "Dust Explosion Hazards" two-day symposium. This event is sponsored by the Fire Protection Research Foundation.

You'll hear from the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) on on recent combustible dust incident investigations, find out what inspectors look for during an inspection, and learn about changes to NFPA combustible dust standards. We'll also feature breakout sessions focused on best practices for conducting a process hazard analysis and effective control measures for various industry segments. And topping it all, you'll enjoy a sponsored networking reception.

You can earn 1.4 CEUs or 14 hours for this two-day event. Learn more and register today for NFPA's Dust Explosion Hazards symposium.