Dust Hazard Analysis

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Dust Hazard

Dust dangers lurk in plain sight. Finely divided powders pose a serious threat, as dust fires and explosions can devastate industries working with combustible materials.

These “domino effects” can rapidly amplify, with devastating consequences. To combat this risk, advanced safety measures and expert guidance are crucial. From 1989 to 2005 alone, 281 major dust explosions claimed 119 lives and injured 718 more.

Do not let your facility become another statistic. Protect your people and your operations with comprehensive dust safety solutions. 

Regulations and Standards for Dust Hazards

We help you:

  • Comply with OSHA & NFPA regulations: Avoid fines and protect workers. OSHA Standards address the importance of dust hazards, e.g., OSH Act Section 5(a)(1)-General Duty Clause, 29 CFR 1910.22-Housekeeping, 29 CFR 1910.1200-Hazard Communications, 29 CFR 1910.94-Ventilation. NFPA 652 requires a dust hazard analysis (DHA) for the facilities that manufacture, process, blend, convey, repackage, generate, or handle combustible dusts or particulate solids. 
  • Mitigate dust hazards before they become explosive: Proactive approach for lasting safety. OSHA has issued many combustible dusts National Emphasis Programs (NEPs) to lower the risk of workers exposed to explosive dust hazards. 
  • Implement industry-specific solutions: Tailored expertise for your unique dust challenges. 
  • Invest in lives and infrastructure: Prevent devastating incidents and costly damage. 
  • Build a culture of sustainable safety: Partner with us for long-term protection. 

Risk-Based Dust Hazard

A risk-based DHA integrates consequence prediction (fire, explosion, toxicity) and likelihood estimation, providing a structured method to bridge the gap between performance-based and regulatory/standards-based protection options. A systematic procedure follows below for a risk-based DHA study.

PSRG leverages its extensive experience across diverse dust industries to provide best-in-class dust hazard analysis (DHA) services. We ensure  compliance with the latest industry codes, standards, and good engineering practices (GEPs) through  rigorous methodologies tailored to your specific dust handling processes and potential hazards.

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