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Combustible Dust Awareness

Combustible Dust has been a standard component of employee training for the Manufacturing Advisory Group (MAG), ensuring that anyone working in or around potential areas with combustible wood dust is able to recognize potentially unsafe conditions, take appropriate actions, and develop and implement effective controls.

This page provides links to free online training and resources. Self enrollment is available for the online training. The online course keeps track of your progress so you will be able to take breaks and restart where you left off.  A record of completion will be provided when the training is complete.

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Wood Dust Mitigation and Control Audit

The use of this audit with a qualified auditor and rigorous implementation of recommendation generated from the audit will aid Employers in meeting regulatory conformance. However, the completion of this audit does not imply that conformance is achieved; users of this audit must consult and apply applicable regulations and standards.

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BCFSC does not imply or express any guarantee or compliance for your particular company situation.

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  • Participant Handbook - condensed version (35 pages)

    Management & Front-line Supervisors - Instructor Led Resources

  • Participant Handbook - full version (54 pages)

    Management & Front-line Supervisors - Instructor Led Resources

  • Participant Handbook - condensed version (49 pages)

    Workers & Front-line Supervisors - Instructor Led Resources

  • Participant Handbook - full version (71 pages)

    Workers & Front-line Supervisors - Instructor Led Resources

  • Combustible Dust Awareness Quick Guide

    Contractors - Quick Guides

  • Combustible Dust Quick Guide

    Contractors - Quick Guides

  • Combination Contractor Combustible Dust Awareness and Quick Guide

    Contractors - Quick Guides

  • Sawmill Wood Dust Sampling Analysis and Explosibility - FP Innovations

    Study examined fugitive wood dust accumulation, particle size, moisture content and explosibility by analyzing samples collected at 18 sawmills across BC.
    Report - PDF

  • Wood Dust Mitigation and Control Audit, Auditor Worksheet, Questionnaire and Guideline

    This audit can be utilized by all manufacturing facilities that produce or utilize combustible wood dust during their manufacturing activities.
    Form - Word