Past Webinars, Risk Management

Evolving Combustible Dust Regulations

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Speaker: Matt Williamson

Session Description

This special promotional webinar provides an in-depth analysis of significant updates in combustible dust safety standards, focusing on the transition from NFPA 652 to NFPA 660.  

It highlights the evolution of combustible dust regulations, underscoring the critical need for uniform safety protocols across various sectors to mitigate risks associated with combustible dust hazards. 

The session introduces the Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) as a cornerstone of NFPA 652, elaborating on its role in identifying and managing combustible dust risks. In addition, it discusses the persistent challenge of combustible dust explosions and the influence of regulatory oversight on enhancing industry adherence to safety standards. 

This presentation concludes by discussing the introduction of NFPA 660, which promises more stringent safety requirements and wider-reaching implications for industry practices.This shift is designed to consolidate and streamline safety standards, improving general process safety and making it easier for states to adopt these codes. 

The ultimate goal is to transform the approach businesses take towards ensuring a safer handling of combustible dust, thereby reducing the likelihood of dust-related incidents and promoting a culture of safety. 

This webinar will be educational for all, but geared toward plant engineers, plant managers, project managers and EHS professionals. 

This webinar is brought to us by ADF Engineering. By participating in this webinar, you are agreeing to share your contact information with ADF Engineering. 

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Meet The Speaker

Matt Williamson

Director of Engineering

ADF Engineering 

Matt Williamson is the Director of Engineering at ADF and has more than 30 years of process engineering and project management experience.

Matt is an expert in dust mitigation, having conducted over 100 DHAs for various industries.

He has been published multiple times in magazines, has been a recurring guest on the Dust Safety Science Podcast, and is an internationally recognized expert on combustible dust and related regulations.

Matt studied at the University of Kentucky, earning a degree in chemical engineering, is a licensed professional engineer, and is a member of the American Oil Chemists Society.

As a leader at ADF Engineering, Matt guides a team of engineers on a variety of process development and improvement projects in the Food, Feed, Bioscience, and Consumer Product Industries.