Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC
Dust Hazard Analysis Training

Dust Hazard Analysis

In 2019, the National Fire Protection Association updated its Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust (NFPA 652), requiring all companies with combustible dust hazards to have completed a dust hazard analysis (DHA) by September 2020. While the NFPA Standard is not currently enforced by provincial regulators, it is considered best practice and in the case of an incident, is typically brought forward in due diligence.

Developed by REMBE® and hosted by the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC, this is the first course of its kind offered in Canada.

Goals and Objectives

Learn to complete a Dust Hazard Analysis for your organization to meet the requirements of NFPA 652.


In this comprehensive two-day course, you will learn:

  • What a dust hazard analysis is, and why you need one
  • The specifics of a DHA according to the NFPA 652 standard
  • Methodology, including best practices in equipment and approach
  • Industry-specific examples and best practices in wood, food, grains, metals, and other materials
  • How to evaluate whether combustible dust is present, and the degree of risk
  • How to assess credible methods of dust suspension and sources of ignition
  • Guidelines for identifying potential building and security hazards
  • How to assess the effects, severity, and priority
  • Recommended safeguards
  • Effective housekeeping methods, procedures, documentation, and recommendations
  • Employee/contractor training
  • Documentation best practices
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Maintenance & Inspections
  • Applied Explosion Protection and Prevention Equipment – Application, limitations, inspections & maintenance
  • Equipment and best practices in explosion containment and venting
  • Ignition source prevention strategies
  • Managing change in your organization to address the risk

Who this is for: Anyone who needs to complete a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) or are considering having someone complete a DHA for your organization

Prerequisites: This course requires an understanding of the fundamentals of combustible dust. If you would like to improve your knowledge prior to the course, we recommend this online course for owners and managers.


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.

Instructor-Led Training

Register for virtual or classroom Dust Hazard Analysis training online through our Learning Centre.

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