BC Safety Authority is working with the forest and wood products industry to better understand the hazards presented by combustible dust and the best ways to manage them. Canadian Electrical and Gas Codes contain specific requirements for equipment within hazardous locations due to the presence of combustible dust.
Following its investigations into the Babine and Lakeland mills incidents, BCSA has issued:
- News releases
- Safety orders
- Information bulletin
- Investigation reports and
- Educational & awareness materials.
BCSA is committed to sharing all information relevant to combustible dust hazardous location identification and management as well as its efforts to prevent combustible dust explosions/fires and compliance with the applicable equipment regulations.