Jeff Harrington is the CEO and Founder of Harrington Group, Inc. and has been working in the fire protection engineering industry since 1977. He has successfully completed a wide range of project types for a diverse client base. Whether serving as principal-in-charge, project manager, or senior fire protection engineer, he provides a unique and creative approach to problem solving and delivers the best total solution in fire protection design, property loss control, and code consulting. Mr. Harrington is also a frequent author and lecturer on an array of fire protection engineering topics and is a nationally recognized expert, having received numerous awards for his contributions to the fire protection engineering industry. He has served in a leadership capacity on several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees, including the Technical Committee on Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems, which is responsible for three separate NFPA standards: NFPA 12, Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems; NFPA 12A, Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems, and NFPA 2001, Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems. He is also a leader in the activities of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), both locally and internationally.
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Last week, we reviewed the definition of combustible dust, the “Dust Explosion Pentagon”, and identified several historic dust explosions that have resulted in the tragic loss of many lives. This week, we’ll review applicable industry standards and provide a few recommendations for facilities that handle combustible dust. OSHA In response to the combustible dust explosions