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The Evolving Combustible Dust Regulatory Scene –
Ready for the Changes to NFPA 654?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Time:  12:00 PM (Noon) – 2:00 PM EST

Presented by:  Gary Q. Johnson

Moderated by:  Robert Harkin, Associate Editor of Powder and Bulk Engineering

Webinar Cost:  $99.00 USD

Registration fee is non-refundable after the live event.

Webinar Details:  Combustible dust flash fires and explosions occur hundreds of times in a year. Several major catastrophes led OSHA to issue its Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (CDNEP) in 2007. The technical heart of the CDNEP is National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 654; NFPA updated it with some significant changes and an effective date of June 18, 2012. Also, in a move for greater consistency between the various NFPA standards, NFPA has begun work on a new Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, NFPA 652 to which the other major standards will be expected to conform.

Meanwhile, OSHA is enforcing the CDNEP and continues work begun in 2009 on a general combustible dust regulation. After reviewing the changes with NFPA 654 and the pending NFPA 652, this presentation will review the OSHA enforcement actions for the last five years so the viewers can learn where their emphasis lies. The current status of the regulatory process will also be reviewed.

This 2-hour webinar, moderated by Robert Harkin, Associate Editor of Powder & Bulk Engineering, will consist of a PowerPoint presentation, along with breaks during which Gary will answer your questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to benefit from Gary’s expertise!

Presenter Information:  Before becoming a consultant for Workplace Exposure Solutions, Gary spent 27 years at Procter & Gamble, where he worked in health, safety, and environment. His focus areas were dust control system design and maintenance, process safety around flammable vapors and combustible dusts, and environmental emissions and discharges. As a consultant over the last 10+ years, he has helped clients solve dust control and combustible dust issues in consumer products, paper, wood products, pharmaceuticals, plastics compounding and sheet formation, paint and coatings, fine chemicals, and metal forming industries.

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