In 2006, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) initiated a study of dust explosions. The CSB concluded that such explosions were a serious hazard in American industry, and that increased efforts were needed to address the hazard. The CSB had identified 281 combustible dust incidents that killed 119, injured 718, and caused extensive damage to facilities between 1980 and 2005. In 2008 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) placed "combustible dust," specifically including wood dust, on its National Emphasis List, resulting in increased enforcement activities.

To assist wood products companies in identifying consultants that provide services on combustible dust, the following directory has been assembled. Other than contact information, the information contained in each listing has not been verified and no endorsement of the companies, individuals, or services provided is intended. AWC specifically disclaims any responsibility for their services. Changes or additions to the list may be sent to


Applied Environmental Health & Safety, Inc.

Applied Environmental Health & Safety, Inc.
1743 Wind Drift Rd.
Orlando, Florida 32809
Phone: 407-888-2285
Fax: 407-888-2015

AEH&S is an occupational safety and environmental health consulting and training firm serving our clients with sound and practical safety and health management services. AEH&S will help your company comply with OSHA regulations, provide a safer workplace, reduce and eliminate accidents, lower worker compensation claims, contribute to happier, healthier employees, resulting in increased productivity.

Chilworth Technology, Inc., A DEKRA Company

113 University Square Drive,
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: 609-799-4449
Fax: 609-799-5559

As the world's leading one-stop source for industry's process safety and optimization needs, the Chilworth has international consulting bases and laboratory testing facilities with state of the art dust explosion and electrostatic laboratories (with low humidity facility), and a specialist laboratory for the evaluation of thermal runaway reactions. With laboratories and offices in both the Princeton Corporate Plaza (NJ, USA) and the Chilworth Science Park (Southampton, England), our facilities are equipped with fire/explosion hazard evaluation laboratories and a well equipped engineering workshop and instrument fabrication site.

Conversion Technology Inc.

Conversion Technology Inc.
2190 N. Norcross Tucker Road, Suite 202
Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: 770-263-6330
Fax: 770-263-8348

Conversion Technology Inc. (CTI) is an environmental, safety, health (ESH) & energy consulting firm in Metro Atlanta, serving clients nationwide. We have extensive experience in assisting industries to effectively obtain and maintain environmental, health, and safety compliance. Since 1986, we have worked to provide individual attention to our clients to guide them through the regulatory mazes and to address any EHS concerns. CTI's goal over the years has been to provide our clients with strategies that reduce liabilities and comply with regulatory requirements at minimum cost.

Fauske & Associates, LLC

Jeff Griffin
Fauske & Associates, LLC
16w070 83rd Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone: 630-887-5278

Fauske specializes in nuclear, industrial and chemical process safety and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Company. (FAI) offers a wide range of services related to characterizing, preventing and mitigating combustible dust explosion and fire hazards. These services include combustible dust testing, onsite assessments, OSHA compliance assistance, audit preparation, training, ignition source evaluation and vent sizing calculations.

John M. Cholin

J. M. Cholin Consultants Inc.
101 Roosevelt Drive
Oakland, NJ USA
Phone: 201-337-8621
Mobile phone: 201-218-7432

J.M.Cholin Consultants, Inc., serves as a technical resource to a broad array of clients, providing solutions to diverse fire protection problems. Over the past decade J.M.Cholin Consultants, Inc. has accrued a broad base of experience in combustible dust explosion hazards in the forest products, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, metals, manufacturing and resource recovery industries. J.M.Cholin Consultants, Inc. serves fire protective product manufacturers, fire protection contractors, facility owners and operators, insurance interests and members of the legal profession.

Lewellyn Technology

Customer Service
Toll Free: 800-242-6673
Corporate Office (Linton): 812-847-3525
Engineering Office (Indianapolis): 317-838-8880
Fax: 812-847-3535

We have an uncompromising passion for safety and value the well-being of employees over compliance. That is why we conduct a thorough assessment of each facility we analyze, using cutting-edge technology to identify the hazards, and most importantly, provide our clients with recommendations on how to reduce those hazards. We follow-up to ensure you are keeping your people safe and we are transparent in our motivation: we don't sell any of the products we recommend you purchase to mitigate electrical hazards.

Marsh Risk Consulting

Marsh USA Inc.
James C. Stewart
Marsh Risk Consulting
Three James Center
1051 East Cary Street, Suite 900
Richmond, VA USA
Phone: 804-344-8952

Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. We help clients succeed by defining, designing, and delivering innovative industry-specific solutions that help them effectively manage risk. The Forest Products Industry Practice of Marsh blends insight and experience with innovative thinking to provide solutions that create real economic value for clients. Marsh's Risk Consulting specialists address recurring risk issues in the forest products industry to help clients effectively develop and implement risk solutions when managing a business.

Strategic Code Solutions

Amy B. Cronin, President
Strategic Code Solutions
Phone: (617) 249-4269

Strategic Code Solutions is available to assist in 3 ways: 1) developing training and procedure manuals; 2) code revision facilitation – assisting to ensure proper code revision consideration to introduce new concepts, modify existing requirements that are no longer valid or assist to ensure onerous requirements are not introduced; 3) Code analysis regarding any lawsuits or research necessitating an analysis or testimony about building codes, fire codes, OSHA, or ATF regulations; anything health and safety related. If there is ever an incident resulting in property damage, injury or loss of life that could potentially be as a result of not following the appropriate standards of care or requirements, we could develop a thorough analysis for your consideration.



Peter Lister
Vice President / vice-president
Forest Operations & Wood Products / Operations forestieres Produits du bois
2665 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Phone : 604 224-3221 | 604 222-5690

FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector's global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate, and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector's value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products.