On Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific, Chris Cloney, managing director, DustEx Research Ltd, will present "Case Studies and OSHA Citations for Dust Explosion Prevention and Protection" as part of Powder & Bulk Solids’ free DryPro webinar series.
In his presentation, Dr. Cloney will review a number of case studies demonstrating how failures in prevention, protection, and isolation can lead to severe dust explosion disasters. When coupled with a failure to properly contain, collect, and clean combustible dust in facilities, these conditions can lead to catastrophic results.
In addition to demonstrating dust safety through case studies ranging from food products, wood, utilities, and additive manufacturing, Dr. Cloney will also review OSHA citations made through the general duty clause in 2018 to understand what materials, equipment, and conditions OSHA is focusing their regulatory efforts on and what areas you need to pay attention to in your facility.
Attendees will learn:
* How small and large scale explosions can occur due to failures in prevention, protection, and isolation
* What kind of citations have been levied by OSHA in terms of combustible dust
* The role of fugitive dust in severe dust explosions
* Materials, industries, and equipment where dust explosions have occurred in the last five years
Dr. Cloney (PEng.) is managing director and lead researcher at DustEx Research, a company with a worldwide focus on increasing awareness of combustible dust hazards and reducing personal and financial loss from fire and explosion incidents. Dr. Cloney is a recognized expert in the field of combustible dust research, publishing more than 15 peer-reviewed journal articles and presenting at conferences in the US, Canada, China, Norway, the United Kingdom, Poland, and Germany.