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psguide handlingdustsandpowderssafely a4 uk 2016 v2 1

Guide to Handling Dusts & Powders Safely

Risk assessment for the safe handling of dusts and powders can be far more challenging than that of flammable liquids and gases which is often viewed as relatively straightforward. This is generally because the relationship between the operating plant basis of safety and the physical properties data for safe handling of dusts and powders are not always fully understood. Historically, there is also a greater awareness amongst operating staff of the risk of fire and explosion from flammable liquids and gases.