As a member of the Dust Safety Academy, you''ll have access to Resource Libraries, Community Forum, Community HelpDesk, and our Directory of Dust Safety Professionals - PLUS -
Upcoming live training sessions, such as:
Kees van Wingerden
Flame Instabilities During Dust Explosions
February 4, 2021
Upcoming Online Education Sessions
Flame Instabilities During Dust Explosions Thursday, February 4, 12:30 ET (UTC -5) | Kees van Wingerden | GexCon
Combustible Dust Test Planning – Start with the End Game in Mind Thursday, March 18, 12:30 ET (UTC -5) | Michelle Murphy | Mica
Upcoming Ask Me Anything Sessions
"Ask Me Anything" during a virtual plant walkthrough and hazard assessment Thursday, February 18, 12:30 ET (UTC -5) | Diane Cave | Element6 Solutions
When you purchase a premium membership, you get all those perks AND....
Access to 50+ presentation replays from our 2020 Digital Dust Safety Conference, including...
International Ex Facility Assessment & Certification
Arpad Veress ExNB
Introduction To Combustible Dust Test Methods
Dr. Ashok Dastidar Fauske & Associates
Collection Methods for Metallic Dusts
Denise Duncan AT Industrial Products
Choosing Between Central & Portable Vacuum Systems
Scott Boersma Delfin
Global regulations for combustible dust safety
Dr. Bob Zalosh FireExplo
Design Of Dust Collection Systems
Diane Cave Element6
Recent updates to the
Guy Colonna NFPA
Lessons Learned From Global Plant Inspections
Francesca Vincenzi REMBE
Can't make the live training sessions? No problem!
Premium members also receive access to our training archives. Catch up on sessions like:
Understanding the International Approach to Explosion Safety with Michael Marrington of IndEX Middle East
Enclosureless Dust Collection Systems with Niels Pedersen of Nederman
Ask Me Anything on Combustible Dust Testing
with Dr. Ashok Dastidar of Fauske & Associates
Working with Fire Marshals, AHJs and Fire Departments with Glen Saraduke of Saraduke Technical Services
DHA Case Study and Example Report with Jeramy Slaunwhite of REMBE® Inc.
Considerations for Performing Remote DHAs with Jason Reason of SEAM Group
Incident Case Studies from Grain and Food Processing Industries with Dr. Chris Cloney of DustEx Research
Dust Collector Explosion Prevention and Protection with Brian Richardson of Camfil APC
Electrostatic Ignition Sources and Considerations with Dr. Vahid Ebadat of Stonehouse Process Safety
Hazard Monitoring for Bucket Elevators and Drag/Belt Conveyors with Brian Knapp of 4B Components
Four Question Framework to Know How to Protect Your Dust Collector with Burke Desautels of IEP Technologies
Prevention of Explosions in Woodworking Facilities and NFPA 664 with Diane Cave of Element6 Solutions
Integrating Fire & Life Safety Into Your Combustible Dust Program with Marc Hodapp of Fire & Risk Alliance
Ask Me Anything on NFPA 652 Chapter 8: Management Systems with Tim Heneks of Dustcon Solutions
PLUS! Your ticket to the world-class 2021 Global Dust Safety Conference is included with a Premium Membership!
Why Join the Dust Safety Academy?
Get latest developments in prevention, protection and cleaning systems.
Join a community of 350+ people focused solely on combustible dust.
Learn from archived training and conference presentations.
Understand upcoming regulation changes in your industry.
Watch and rewatch all live Online Education and Ask Me Anything sessions.
Learn about everything combustible dust - including:
Dust Hazard Analysis
Safety culture and training
Purchasing the correct equipment
Dust collector maintenance
Meet our Founder...
How big is the combustible dust problem?
When I wrote my PhD thesis, I focused on scientific research into the physics and chemistry of dust explosions. However, this more practical question of lives touched by combustible dust incidents had always loomed in the back of my mind.
In the opening of my thesis, I listed sources reporting over 2000 incidents, 4000 injuries, and 1000 fatalities around the world since the start of the 20th century. Finding these incidents proved quite difficult as the data is scattered across textbooks, government reports, reports by standardized bodies, and articles from scientific journals. Each of these sources, in turn, referenced dozens, if not hundreds, of other sources for their information.
The dispersed nature of information around combustible dust hazards is just one of the challenges facing our community. Other challenges include lack of general awareness of the hazards, limited generation of knowledge from past incidents, effective communication between stakeholders, and a lack of advocacy to influence change across the globe.
Our purpose at DustEx Research Ltd. and in the Dust Safety Academy is to tackle these challenges one-by-one and reduce loss from dust explosions world-wide.