NFPA 652 Combustible Dust Safety

The Combustible Dust Safety Cycle

Inspired to Bring Compliance and Safety to Your Team and Facility

Our team of engineers cares about your staff, your facility, and your goals. At Hallam-ICS our goal is to help you identify and mitigate combustible dust hazards in your facility so your personnel can go home safely today and have a facility to return to tomorrow.

Our team has extensive experience as design engineers so we understand the facilities, systems, and equipment we will be analyzing for hazards. This familiarity allows us to be efficient and thorough with our evaluations and recommendations.

Through our comprehensive Combustible Dust Safety Services we strive to ensure the safety of your plant and personnel and help you establish a culture of Combustible Dust Safety within your facility.

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  • Dust Testing
  • Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)
  • Hazard Awareness Training
  • Mitigation Evaluation & Design
  • Process Flow Diagrams Development
  • Dust Collection System Evaluation

Our Expertise

  • NFPA Combustible Dust Standards
  • High Hazard Group H Occupancies
  • Wood Products Facilities
  • Food & Agricultural Facilities
  • Metals Processing Facilities
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)


  • NFPA/OSHA/AHJ Compliance
  • Reduced Risk
  • Increased Safety
  • Educated Workforce
  • National Coverage
  • Process Knowledge

Learn More about Our NFPA 652 Combustible Dust Safety Services

7 Steps to Complete a Dust Hazard Analysis

Documenting and understanding the materials involved in the process and their properties at each stage is also required.  Most processes involve changes to a material’s properties such as size, particle size distribution (PSD), and moisture content, which all have a significant effect on how hazardous the dust is.  

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Making a Business Case for DHAs (A Cost Benefit Analysis)

Making a Business Case for DHAs (A Cost-Benefit Analysis)

The objective of this article is to demonstrate the value of a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHAs) and Combustible Dust Safety (CDS) Program. I would argue, and will attempt to illustrate in what follows, that conducting a DHA and creating a Combustible Dust Safety Program is an investment with a guaranteed return!

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Worksheet: Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) Cost-Benefit Estimator

Combustible Dust Safety is an investment with a guaranteed return. This spreadsheet will help you perform a cost-benefit analysis for conducting a Dust Hazard Analysis and implementing a Combustible Dust Safety Program.

Worksheet Dust Hazard Analysis Cost Benefit Estimator

Webinar: Review of a Sample Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) Report

Owners and operators are often left wondering what will they get for their investment. In this webinar we review the common elements of a DHA Report and go over a sample report for a fictional facility.

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Combustible Dust Fundamentals and NFPA 652

To adequately protect facilities and personnel, one must first grasp some basic terminology and fundamental principles.  Two definitions and one figure from NFPA 652 provide a solid foundation for understanding combustible dust and its hazards.

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Chris Giusto

- Chris Giusto, PE

Director of Combustible Dust Safety


White Paper: The Comprehensive Guide To Dust Hazard Analysis and OSHA Compliance

With an OSHA compliance deadline of September 7, 2020 for completing a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), and existing requirements already in place, it is a good time to revisit the “new” NFPA 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust.

To help reinforce your current knowledge or to help you learn something new, we have organized this paper around three main topics:

  • Combustible dust fundamentals
  • What is a dust hazard analysis
  • The 7 steps to complete a dust hazard analysis

White Paper: The Comprehensive Guide to Dust Hazard Analysis and OSHA Compliance

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