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A Guide Combustible Dusts

D. Allen Hughes, P.E.

Course Outline

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Intended Audience

This manual is written for use by managers in dealing with the dangers of combustible dusts. It is intended to provide knowledge that will be passed to employees in order to provide a safe working environment for all.

Benefit to Attendees

Students will gain an understanding from this course of the proper approach to identifying, assessing, and remediating any combustible dust hazards.

Course Introduction

This course is based on the publication, A Guide to Combustible Dusts. The techniques and methodologies described in this course document are applicable to most areas in the United States.

Course Content

This course is based on a document by the N.C. Department of Labor (NCDOL).  

A Guide Combustible Dusts

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Course Summary

The purpose of this course is to understand how combustible dusts are formed and how to identify any hazards associated with them. The attendee will understand the proper procedures for protection as well as what to do when exposure does happen. Educating employees and managers on these methods is key concept gained from this course.


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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