Risk Management

GEAPS Exchange 2024: Dust Control Basics for Grain Processing

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Speakers: Alysha Paris, Adam Haroz

Session Description

Controlling and managing grain dust is a crucial aspect of environmental health & safety for grain elevators and processors. In this presentation, we’ll explore the dangers of uncontrolled grain dust and the fundamentals of dust collection system design and engineering for grain processing. Attendees will learn how to recognize a dust problem and the dangers of fugitive grain dust, including occupational health, combustion risk and food safety/cross contamination concerns. Then, we’ll explore potential solutions, including options for source capture and ambient control of dust and considerations in solution design. Participants will leave better equipped to make effective decisions for management of dust in their facilities.

Meet The Speakers

Alysha Paris

Director of Engineering


Alysha Paris is the Director of Engineering for RoboVent, a leader in industrial dust collection and ventilation systems. She is an experienced manufacturing and design engineer with a passion for making manufacturing environments safer and healthier. She has a proven track record of creating effective, safe and efficient industrial air filtration and ventilation solutions to help clients meet or exceed OSHA standards for indoor air quality

Adam Haroz

Director of Engineering

Conversion Technology

Adam Haroz, EIT, is the engineering manager for the Occupational Safety and Combustible Dust Compliance and Training Department for Conversion Technology Inc. (CTI). CTI is an environmental and safety consulting firm. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from University of California, San Diego. He has performed extensive work related to combustible dust and flammable material safety and hazardous location assessments. In particular Haroz has conducted numerous combustible dust hazard analysis (DHA), aided in the rating of hazardous locations throughout facilities, consulted on the design of dust collection and pneumatic conveyance systems, designed fire and explosion protection systems.