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
Date and Time
September 14-15, 2020
8am – 5pm both days (16 hours of instruction)
Materials and Meals
We will provide all course materials as well as coffee, tea, lunch, and refreshments throughout the day. Please contact us in advance if you have a food allergy or special dietary restrictions.
On successful completion of the course, Certificates of Completion will be sent to the purchaser by email for all attendees from your organization.
Best Western Plus
2402 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, BC V1X 4J1
Class size: Limited to 25.
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.
About the Instructor
Jeramy Slaunwhite, P.Eng, is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with over 13 years of applied engineering experience. Jeramy has developed expertise in manufacturing, consulting, and governmental environments in fields including material handling, industrial ventilation, mechanical building systems, energy conservation, and project management. Jeramy’s career focus on industrial combustible dust assessment and design has developed his exceptional familiarity with the NFPA standards for combustible dust safety. Jeramy joined REMBE® Inc. in 2018 as their North American Explosion Safety Consultant. He applies his combustible dust knowledge on explosion safety solutions and technical support for various industries and applications with a focus on NFPA compliance and risk management methodology.
For over 45 years, REMBE has been and continues to be a leader in the innovation and manufacturing of high‐quality, high-value solutions-oriented explosion protection systems, process safety systems and dynamic weighing systems. As the inventor of flameless venting, REMBE® specializes in combustible dust explosion prevention/protection systems and solutions for applications across a multitude of industries. REMBE® has led the process safety industry in new, more adaptable custom rupture disc products to address ever‐changing, complex needs. The REMBE® Kersting division provides reliable, easy‐to-use-and-maintain options for sampling and continuous weighing with the C‐LEVER dynamic in-line weighing system.
About the Host
Your host for this session is Lorne Davies, a Combustible Dust Specialist with the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. With engineering, firefighting, and training experience in the mining, forestry, and resource sectors, Lorne has developed programs to achieve COR certification, injury reduction, contractor management, and combustible dust management. He also has extensive process experience in fire protection systems, spark detection systems, explosion protection and their limitations. Lorne has a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from Okanagan College and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional. He has continued to expand his knowledge of occupational health and safety through BCIT and Dalhousie University.
The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is the industry-led, not-for-profit health and safety association for manufacturers and food processors. The Alliance helps companies build safer workplaces, offering training and assistance in building effective health and safety programs. The Alliance is also the Certifying Partner for the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE), the Certificate of Recognition program for BC manufacturers.
Travel & Accommodations
Airport: Kelowna International Airport is a ten-minute drive from the venue.
Hotel: Best Western Hotel Kelowna
Click this link and scroll down to book a King or 2 Queens room at the Manufacturing Safety Alliance event rate of $165 + taxes per night (including breakfast).
In addition to being a central BC hub for business, Kelowna is a popular vacation destination. May is a great time to take advantage of the area’s many attractions in great weather and without summer crowds.