Captain City of Layfette Fire Department Romney, IN
According to the Chemical Safety Board 111 combustible dust incidents occurred in the US between 2006 and 2017 resulting in 66 deaths and 337 injuries. After the 2008 Imperial Sugar explosion in Georgia, OSHA sent letters to 30,000 facilities with known combustible dust issues. These events happen all around us, many times without our knowledge. So what is combustible dust? What are its hazards? How do we identify it? And, most importantly , how do we protect our selves? Case studies from combustible dust incidents will be used to dive into the properties, characteristics, and hazards of combustible dust.
Students will be able to identify combustible dust.
Students will be able to classify the hazards of combustible dust.
Students will learn methods for measurement and mitigation of combustible dust.