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Dust Explosion Codes & Standards: Ensuring Regional Compliance and Global Consistency
DATE: 6 September 2017
TIME: 4pm BST
A hot topic within the process industries recently has been the introduction of the new NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, in the United States and its "mandatory" requirements for determining combustibility and explosibility hazards of materials, conducting a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), Managing the identified hazards, and establishing Safety Management Systems. Across Europe there is Directive 99/92/EC also known as ‘ATEX 137’ or the ‘ATEX Workplace Directive’ and also Directive 94/9/EC also known as ‘ATEX 95’ or ‘the ATEX Equipment Directive’. Additionally, the UK has DSEAR regulations, which is the UK regulation adopting ATEX. Although the European ATEX Directives have no direct jurisdiction in America, and NFPA 652 in Europe, it is critical for multinational corporations to understand the features and requirements of both to ensure regional compliance while maintaining global consistency.
This webinar will look at the requirements of the new NFPA 652 standard and help compare it to the European ATEX directive; highlighting the main similarities and differences and how it may affect your sites and global internal compliance programs.