Are you attending AIHCE next week in Denver???
What: Clearing the Air: Preventing Combustible Dust Hazards with Proper Cleaning Equipment
When: Monday, May 24, 2010; 2:30 – 4:00pm CDT
Where: American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce)Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center (Centennial C) across the street from AIHCE.
Combustible dust-related fires and explosions are a constant threat for manufacturers. In fact OSHA estimates that in the U.S. alone, over 30,000 facilities are at risk for major combustible dust explosions. While these incidents are not 100% preventable, they are certainly not inevitable. You can significantly reduce the risk of a combustible dust accident by instilling best engineering practices — practices that include a solid maintenance plan in order to reduce or eliminate dangerous dust that settles on floors, walls, machinery, and overhead areas.
This event will provide attendees with a basic understanding of combustible dust issues and discuss critical housekeeping tips and recommendations. We’ll answer your questions:
- How OSHA define combustible dust?
- How does the OSHA Combustible Dust NEP pertain to maintenance?
- Why is proper maintenance so critical?
- What are “properly-equipped” industrial vacuums to combat combustible dust?
- Are “explosion-proof” vacuums always necessary?
As Nilfisk CFM’s Product Manager, Corry Luckebach works directly with customers and the Nilfisk CFM salesforce to better understand manufacturers’ housekeeping needs and solve their unique maintenance challenges. His technical expertise has played a key role in developing Nilfisk CFM’s explosion-proof product line, as well as technical documents and articles relevant to combustible dust. Luckenbach holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in manufacturing management.
Mark Ramos is a Senior District Manager at Nilfisk CFM Industrial Vacuums. Serving various portions of the Western United States for more than a decade, Ramos has worked closely with industrial manufacturers on their unique maintenance challenges to develop effective and efficient solutions for their dust and debris problems. He has developed first-hand knowledge of the challenges and concerns manufacturers face regarding combustible dust, as they attempt to decrease their risk, keep their employees safe and meet government guidelines. Ramos is an active member of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.