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Rick J. Klaus


Rick J. Klaus
Technical Sales
Osprey Corporation, USA

Rick J. Klaus has worked over 35 years’ in the Tissue and nonwoven disposables market as a sales and management professional. He worked 17 years with Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) in Green Bay, WI where he pursued his BS in Business graduating from Lakeland College, in 1986. In 1995 Klaus moved into a sales management role in the adhesive equipment sector working nearly 20 years with Nordson Corporation. Retiring from Nordson in March of 2015, he was pulled back into the Tissue industry by Osprey Corporation, a leading supplier in the process air handling industry.

Technical Session 7 – Sustainability, Regulatory and Best Practices

Regulatory Compliance…Did you do your DHA?

Managing Tissue operations is complex enough, but add in regulatory compliance and it becomes more complex. The issuance of NFPA 652 in North America and ATEX Guidelines in Europe have drawn more attention to dust control in Tissue operations. This paper will cover the Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) requirements that need to be completed before the September 2018 deadline set by NFPA 652 to minimize dust fires and explosions. Additionally, it will compare the various organizations that plant environmental and safety engineers interface with during creation of a meaningful dust control program. Specific recommendations will be offered on recommended next steps to take regarding DHA compliance and dust control.