Integrating Process Safety Management into Canadian Wood Pellet Facilities that Generate Combustible Wood Dust

This report outlines process safety management (PSM) as the foundational integration tool that serves as the basis for a long-term strategy and implementation plan by industry.

The PSM integration tool consists of a PSM survey for gap analysis, self-assessment worksheets that include numerous industry best practices, fact sheets designed for operations, and an industry implementation strategy.

This report was developed in collaboration with Dalhousie University, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, BC Forest Safety Council, DustEx Research Ltd., and Obex Risk Ltd.

This project was funded by WorkSafeBC under an Innovation at Work grant. The views, findings, opinions, and conclusions expressed herein do not represent the views of WorkSafeBC.

Learn more about the PSM initiative here.