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WPAC, WorkSafeBC hosting fire prevention seminar

August 11, 2014, Prince George, B.C. - As a follow-up to the Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s (WPAC) successsful combustible dust workshop in Prince George on July 23, WorkSafeBC – with the support of WPAC – is providing a training seminar for preventing fires and explosions in wood pellet plants. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will present the training.


August 11, 2014
By Canadian Biomass

August 11, 2014, Prince George, B.C. – As a follow-up to the
Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s (WPAC) successsful combustible dust
workshop in Prince George on July 23, WorkSafeBC – with the support of WPAC –
is providing a training seminar for preventing fires and explosions in wood
pellet plants. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will present the
training.

 

Combustible dusts pose a risk of fire and explosion when
specific conditions exist. Awareness of these conditions is the first step
towards establishing an effective combustible dust hazard control program. It
is critical that the management and staff of wood pellet plants gain knowledge
in the area of hazard recognition, evaluation and analysis of potential
explosion situations, and the steps required to eliminate the potential of a
fire or explosion.

 

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In this seminar, participants will learn how to apply and
interpret NFPA 664, the National Fire Protection Association’s standard for the
prevention of fires and explosions in wood processing and woodworking
facilities. The seminar will cover the following topics:

 

          Explosion
fundamentals

          Evaluating
dust explosion hazards

          Fire and
explosion hazard control

          Safety
management standards

          NFPA
standards

          Explosion
protection and prevention methods

 

Seminar information

 

The session is from 8am to 5pm. A light breakfast and lunch
will be provided.

 

Date: September 22:

Prince George (location to be determined)

 

NFPA training is accredited through the International
Association of Continuing Education & Training (IACET). Seminar
participants will receive a certificate of attendance documenting the class title
and the number of IACET Continuing Education Units earned for attending the
class. Each student will also receive a copy of the 2012 edition of NFPA 664, a
student workbook with diagrams and exercises, seminar bag, and a calculator.

 

To register for this free seminar, email your name, company
name, phone number, and email address to WPAC executive director Gordon Murray
at gord@pellet.org.

 

This seminar is limited to 30 participants, so please
register promptly. Preference will be given to pellet plant production
personnel.


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