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Welcome to Dust Safety Week 2022!

Dust Safety Week 2022 has arrived – our sixth annual spotlight on all things dust safety. Check out what’s to come.

3 ways wood product manufacturers can reduce insurance premiums

Will Downing, a risk advisor specializing in wood product manufacturing, discusses the biggest concerns for insurance carriers and what you can do to reduce your premiums.

Equipment spotlight: dust safety 2022

This year’s look at the latest dust collection and suppression and dust safety equipment available for biomass plants.
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Featured News 

Don’t wait for an incident to revisit your dust management programs

Wood processing facilities should be continually evaluating their dust management programs to ensure they meet evolving operational needs and keep workers safe, says WorkSafeBC's Budd Phillips. » Learn more...

WPAC releases Belt Dryer Safety final report, shares key recommendations

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s belt driver working group (BDWG) has released its final report on belt dryer safety, after more than 50 meetings among representatives from Wood Pellet Association of Canada, BC Forest Safety Council, dryer manufacturers, pellet producers, safety equipment suppliers, consultants, academia, and technology providers. » Learn more...

Webinar: Analysis of deflagration isolation in wood pellet production

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada, BC Forest Safety Council, Dalhousie University and Canadian Biomass magazine are hosting a free Zoom webinar on deflagration isolation in wood pellet production on July 18. » Read more...

‘Winning the battle’: webinar addresses top dust system maintenance failures

Editor Mike Jiggens has an overview of the 2021 Dust Safety Week webinar on how proper maintenance and continuous monitoring can mitigate system failures. » Read more...

Protecting the biomass process from fires and explosions

From the archives, Industrial Fire Prevention’s Jeffrey C. Nichols has an exhaustive overview of steps to “keep from blowing up and burning down your wood pelleting operation.” » Read more...

Dust Safety Week 2022

July 11-15, 2022
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Scaling Up 2022

Nov. 7-9, 2022
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