Canadian Biomass Magazine

New 15-minute online ‘safety huddle’ for pellet producers: inherently safer design

October 25, 2022
By Fahimeh Yazdan Panah

ISD treats hazards at the source rather than only through add-on equipment and procedures. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust (2019) states that ISD options should be considered during the design or evaluation of processes involving combustible dust. Photo Courtesy of Obex Risk Ltd.

Join the Wood Pellet Association of Canada for a 15-minute online safety huddle on Nov. 16, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. PST as we explore how to effectively integrate inherently safer design (ISD) at wood pellet plants.

ISD focusses on elimination of hazards and treatment of hazards at the source. It is based on four principles – minimization, substitution, moderation and simplification.

The webinar will be led by Kayleigh Rayner Brown, MASc., P.Eng., a process safety specialist and Director of Obex Risk Ltd. It will include a short presentation covering the latest research on ISD and practical examples of ISD application that will be of interest to pellet plant managers, operators and safety leaders.
Funding for this research was provided by WorkSafeBC’s Innovation at work grant program.

For more information contact Gordon Murray, Executive Director, WPAC.


To register for this webinar, email:

Fahimeh Yazdan Panah is the director of research and technical development for the Wood Pellet Association of Canada.


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