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This course is offered for live-streamed or face-to-face delivery. It is available for public or in-house delivery. Please be sure to select the “online” option during the registration process if you are interested in attending a live-streamed delivery.

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Locations Dates Duration Tuition
Chicago, IL August 13-14, 2024 2 days $1,725
Online (9:30am EST) November 5-8, 2024 4 half days $1,650

Course Description

Many facilities manufacture materials in the form of powders and some facilities generate powders through handling and processing solid materials. Such facilities may be subject to combustible dust hazards. A combustible dust is a finely-divided particulate solid that presents a flash-fire hazard or explosion hazard when suspended in air, or another oxidizing medium. A wide variety of industries pose combustible dust hazards from various materials including chemicals, metals, wood, plastics, rubber, coal, flour, sugar, and paper.

This course teaches participants how to perform a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) and Dust Risk Assessment (DRA) to comply with the requirements of NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust. A DHA is a systematic review to identify and evaluate the potential fire, flash fire, or explosion hazards associated with the presence of one or more combustible particulate solids in a process or facility. A DRA estimates the likelihood, vulnerability, and magnitude for incidents that could result from exposure to hazards.

You will learn:

  • Types of combustible dust hazards
  • Requirements of NFPA standards for DHA and DRA
  • Additional standards that may apply
  • Qualifications for study facilitators
  • Pre-requisites for DHA
  • Scope of DHA
  • Key DHA elements
  • Methods for DHA and DRA
  • How to prepare for studies
  • Information to assemble
  • Who should participate in studies
  • How to partition facilities for study
  • Scenario information to record
  • Steps for performing studies
  • What should be documented in a study report
  • What follow-on studies are needed

Who Should Attend

Personnel responsible for conducting or participating in dust hazard analysis and risk assessment studies for industrial facilities.


A technical background is valuable.


1.4 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) or 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are awarded.

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