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11024 82 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6G 0T2

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The focus of the seminar will be on gaining basic knowledge relative to combustible dust and a summarization of various codes and standards that are in force. Participants will learn how to visually identify and recognize common dust hazards and defects as well as gain knowledge on the details and steps required for a compliance path for facilities with combustible dust.

This seminar is intended for site owners/manager, maintenance staff, safety officers, risk managers and other individuals who are actively engaged in the management, operation and maintenance of sites where combustible dust is produced or handled.

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The seminar will provide a basic education on combustible dusts and common applicable codes as they relate to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). We will also be sharing photos and case studies of common defects found in dust systems.

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Francis Petit, P.Eng, Dust Collection Specialist, VETS Sheet Metal

Francis earned his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (minor in Bio Engineering) from the University of Sherbrooke, QC and has developed a specialization in dust abatement systems. Mr. Petit has experience in design, engineering and installation of dust collection and industrial HVAC ventilation systems for more than 9 years.

He has a certificate in NFPA Combustible Dust Explosion Prevention, NFPA Dust Compliance Inspection & Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation & Practice Application of Useful Equation from ACGIH.

He also is an active P. Eng member of APEGA and APEGBC.


Ric Ptak, Industry Advisor, FP Innovations

Ric is a cabinetmaker with over 35 years experience. His master was Fleming Madsen the founder of Madsens Custom Cabinets which is now run by Flemings son Kent. After receiving his journeymans ticket he worked at several firms as a foreman and later as a project manager/engineer.

Ric has been exposed to all aspects of the millwork trade and his tour of duty includes plant manager of Sunac Woodwork Inc. a large millwork shop consisting of 75 people which included a metal department. Instrumental in achieving COR (Certificate of Recognition sustainable health and safety program) and implementing an ERP system, Ric now works for FPInnovations - a Canadian not for profit forest and wood research institute that encompasses everything from the seedling tree to appearance wood products. As an Industry Advisor Ric visits woodwork facilities to help with improving production through, improved plant layouts and programs like TWI (Training Within Industry) and continuous improvement initiatives. He holds a black belt as a Lean practitioner implementing the Duha Centre of Excellence system in woodworking facilities. He is also an active AWMAC member and is the current vice president of the Northern Alberta chapter of AWMAC. He has been involved with AWMAC for the past 27 years.

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