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Combustible Dust Flash Fire Hazards and Protecting Your Workers


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10/2/14 12:00 pm to 10/2/14 1:00 pm CDT

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This webinar reviewed the current state and timeline of the pending OSHA rule changes and NEP, as well as the pending NFPA 652 Correlating Standard. It focused specifically on the requirements for flash fire personal protective equipment (PPE) within these documents.

Engineering can and should reduce the combustible dust hazard in frequency and severity, but it cannot be engineered out. As a result, current enforcement and pending rules require protection of workers to dust flash fire. The presentation covers the duration and energy of flash fires, the NFPA 2112 standard for flash fire PPE and performance of commonly available FR clothing against this hazard. There is HD video of full-scale, outdoor flash fires and dust flash fires, as well as independent laboratory testing of the most common FR fabrics.



Nate BohmbachScott Margolin
International Technical Director
Westex By Milliken

Prior to joining Westex in 2000, Margolin was a firefighter for six years, and then spent 10 years at a major multinational chemical company working in two of their flame-resistant fiber businesses, including four years leading the flash fire segment. He has conducted over 3,200 flash fires and 1,100 arc flashes in labs in the United States, Canada and Europe; among this research is groundbreaking work creating arcs in real equipment and utilizing high speed, super slow motion cameras to analyze arc flash and PPE performance. Margolin has presented these topics at seminars around the world, including North and South America, Europe, Russia and Australia. He is a member of numerous NFPA and ASTM committees, including 2112, F-18, and F-23.


Kyle W. MorrisonKyle W. Morrison
Senior Associate Editor
Safety+Health magazine

Kyle W. Morrison covers occupational safety and workplace safety regulation for Safety+Health.


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