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 free online course for owners and managers.


Payment for public course offerings is due on registration. You may pay online or request an invoice to pay by cheque (payable to the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC). Course registration is not official until payment is received.

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Interested in Dust Hazard Analysis training?

Enroll in an upcoming class or online course above.

To join a waitlist or request information about onsite and private virtual training options for your team, please contact us at 604.795.9595 or fill out this form.

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