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Yes, if your organization handles
any of these combustible dusts:
[Source: OSHA: Poster: Combustible Dust]
and you are in one of these roles...
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  • Directors
  • Engineering
  • Maintenance
  • Operations Managers
  • EHS Managers
  • R&D/Quality Control
OR you are a...
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  • Explosion Protection Specialist
  • Fire Protection Engineer
  • Forensic Investigators
  • Regulator/Inspector
  • Equipment Provider
  • Distributers & Representatives
  • Students & Researchers
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~NEW~ Levels of Membership
Dust Safety Academy members get access to...
Standard Membership
  • Community Forum
  • Community Helpdesk
  • Downloadable Resource Library
  • Video Resource Library
  • 'Find a Professional' Portal
  • BONUS: Live Online Training
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  • Training Session Archive
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    (5+ hours)
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  • BONUS: Ticket to the 2021 Digital Dust Safety Conference ($275USD Value)
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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:
Ask Me Anything

Tim Heneks
of Dustcon Solutions
Ask Me Anything on NFPA 652 Chapter 8: Management Systems

November 5, 2020
Upcoming Ask Me Anything Sessions
  • Ask Me Anything on NFPA 652 Chapter 8: Management Systems
    Thursday, November 5, 12:30 ET (UTC -4) | Tim Heneks | Dustcon Solutions
  • Ask Me Anything on Dust Collector Isolation Valves, Containment Drums and Cleanout
    POSTPONED | David Hakes | XP Products
Upcoming Online Education Sessions
  • Completing Multi-Site DHAs Across Many Locations in Food and Grain Industries
    Friday, November 20, 12:30 ET (UTC -4) | Jeff Davis | Conversion Technologies, Inc.
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
NFPA standards
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
PLUS! Your ticket to the world-class 2021 Digital 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
  • Legal liability
  
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.

Dr. Chris Cloney, PEng.
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