DHA stands for “dust hazard analysis.” This is a tool that is used to improve plant safety by identifying the specific combustible dust hazards within a factory associated with the processes creating the dust.
Any setting that generates combustible particulate matter can be at risk for fire or explosion. A dust hazard analysis is viewed a fundamental step in safeguarding your facility. The most vulnerable industries for combustible dust buildup that need a dust hazard analysis are plastics manufacturing, mining, and food and grain.
A dust hazard analysis will review your facility and determine whether any combustible dust is present and where credible fire, explosion, and flashfire hazards exist as well as create a plan to mitigate or minimize the risks associated with those hazards.