About the Webinar:
In September 2015, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust. This new standard ties together myriad industry-specific codes and standards related to combustible dusts (including NFPA 61 and 654) under one overarching standard that establishes minimum requirements for managing dust hazards across all industries. Most importantly, this standard is retroactive, meaning that all facilities that handle combustible dusts must meet these new criteria by the deadline of September 2018.
About the instructor:
Matt Williamson, PE, has nearly 30 years of process engineering and project management experience. Matt has been published multiple times in magazines, and is an internationally-recognized expert on combustible dusts and related regulations. He has led projects for several clients to conduct post-disaster explosion investigations, implement plant recovery strategies, develop process safety management (PSM) redesigns, and develop facility PSM policies and procedures. As ADF’s Process Department Manager, Matt leads a team of engineers on a variety of process development and improvement projects in the food, feed, bioscience, and consumer products industries. Matt earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky, is a licensed Professional Engineer, and is a member of the American Oil Chemists Society.