Meeting Archive:
NFPA 652

Meeting Description:
The 2018 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC) will require the owner or operator of a facility with operations that manufacture, process, blend, convey, repackage, generate or handle potentially combustible dust to comply with the provisions of NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust. These requirements include the completion of a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) conducted in accordance with NFPA 652.
Join us for an overview of how to prepare for and conduct an effective Dust Hazard Analysis. During this informative presentation, we will discuss:
  •  An overview of characteristics that make a dust become a combustible hazard.
  • Flash fire and explosive overpressure hazards presented by combustible dust, and how to assess which hazard may exist in your operation.
  • What data must be collected to properly classify a combustible dust, and cost effective strategies to obtain this information
  •  What elements must be included in a Dust Hazard Analysis, and the minimum requirements needed to meet the standard.
  • New requirements in Chapter 22 of IFC (2018) for assessing and controlling the hazards presented by Combustible Dust.
Date: Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): PPSA
 Presenter Information
Michael D. (Mike) Snyder
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Michael D. (Mike) Snyder serves as Vice President, Process Safety Consulting, for DEKRA Insight, a trusted advisor in Chemical Process Safety testing and consulting services.

 Mike was previously the Global Director of Safety and Loss Prevention for Dow Corning Corporation, responsible for leading the company’s Occupational and Process Safety programs. These programs were recognized by EHS Today as one of Americas Safest Companies in both 2010 and 2015.


 Mike currently serves a member of the NFPA Standards Council, and serves on the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Advisory Board.


 Mike obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, and a master’s degree in Occupational Safety & Health from Columbia Southern University.  He is a registered professional engineer in Michigan, a Certified Safety Professional, and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS).