When performed correctly, a Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA) identifies complex combustible dust hazards and provides techniques to mitigate these hazards. Unfortunately, all DHAs are not created equal and serious hazards are often overlooked. This webinar will discuss the minimum requirements for any DHA, the importance of qualified individuals and common overlooked hazards.
This webinar will discuss the minimum requirements any DHA should meet, regardless of the types of varying factors (e.g., process equipment, building compartment configuration, types of combustible dusts, etc.). Some of the most common inadequately identified or missed hazards often seen during DHAs will also be discussed. We’ll review the combustible dust hazards documented during several DHAs and OSHA compliance inspections from the viewpoint of a former OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO). This webinar will also review how OSHA standards relate to the DHA requirements prescribed in NFPA 652 and other NFPA combustible dust standards.
Jason Reason, MBA, CIH, CSP, CHMM, Senior Vice President of Safety & Health Services, Consultant-Combustible Dust, Safety & Health, Lewellyn Technology
Jason is a widely-recognized expert in safety and health, with a special emphasis on combustible dust and industrial hygiene. He serves on a total of six Technical Committees, including serving as the Chair of the NFPA 664 Committee, and is coordinating efforts to reshape combustible dust, safety and health standards. Before joining Lewellyn Technology in 2013, Jason served as a Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) for Indiana OSHA for 13 years, and his experience there included hundreds of inspections in most industries, as well as training and advising Federal and State OSHA Compliance Officers across the United States. Jason is a national speaker at most safety, health and industry specific conferences including, but not limited to ASSE, NFPA, NSC, and Powder and Bulk Solids. Jason holds a B.S. in Industrial Hygiene from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Indianapolis. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).