The Importance of Process Safety Management in Managing Combustible Dust: New Report

by Kayleigh Rayner Brown, Obex Risk Ltd.
Wood Pellet Association of Canada
October 26, 2023
Category: Health & Safety
Region: Canada

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), BC Forest Safety Council (BSFSC), Dalhousie University, and DustEx Research Ltd., along with Obex Risk Ltd. as project technical lead, recently completed a research project to look at the implementation of process safety management (PSM) using the CSA standard Z767 Process Safety Management as the framework. Process safety management (PSM) is becoming central to worker safety and managing risk and is gaining traction in Canada. It’s the focus of the Canadian Standards Association’s Z767 Process Safety Management standard. …For the pellet sector, much of our risk lies in combustible dust. The recommendation from Integrating Process Safety Management into Canadian Wood Pellet Facilities that Generate Combustible Wood Dust, was the industry proceed with PSM implementation through a strategic long-term plan. You can read our short summary which includes links to resources and easy-to-use tools you can begin using in your operation today.

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