Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC
Combustible Dust for Contractors Training

Combustible Dust for Contractors

Accurately identifying, assessing, and controlling combustible dust is an essential part of a properly functioning Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program. This course is designed to help you understand the properties of combustible dust, and how these properties need to be managed to mitigate the possible fire and explosion hazards in your workplace, As a result of this course you will be better prepared to control combustible dust hazards, develop safe work procedures, and prevent incidents and injuries.


Course Description
This course will provide participants with the key principles and concepts for recognizing the hazards, unsafe conditions and preventive actions associated with combustible dust.

Course Length
This course is an online course which takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

Delivery Format
Online Learning Center

Target Audience
This course is designed for employees, managers or supervisors with combustible dust in their workplace.

Previous health and safety education and/or experience is an asset but not required.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand combustible dust as it relates to a safety management system
  • Demonstrate the use of safety principles and procedures as it pertains to combustible dust within the manufacturing industry

Course Topics

  • Characteristics of Combustible Dust
  • How an Explosion Occurs
  • When Does Accumulation Become a Hazard?
  • How To Control Ignition Sources
  • Controlling Explosion Risk
  • Controlling Dust Accumulation
  • Explosion Protection
  • Physical Site Inspection

Assessment and Completion
Upon successful completion of course materials, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Online Learning
Online registration for this course is on an individual basis and is not transferable.


Your training costs may be eligible for partial reimbursement through the B.C. Employer Training Grant. Find out here.

Eligible toward the requirements for Joint Health and Safety Committee training for new members or annual training in British Columbia; may be eligible in other jurisdictions as well.


Register for online Combustible Dust for Contractors eLearning training online through our Learning Centre. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and accessible from any computer, laptop, tablet with internet access.

Estimated Time to Complete: 3 hrs

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