Combustible Dust…an Explosive Issue
Thursday, August 25th from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session Code: MFG20
Location: B311 (located in Building B - Level 3)
Presented by: Wood Machinery Manufacturers Association (WMMA)
Speaker: Jamison Scott, Former President: Wood Machinery Manufacturers Association (WMMA)
Combustible dusts are fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in air under certain conditions. But is it not that simple – what actually is Combustible Dust? How do you prevent an explosion? Learn what standards and regulations should you be reviewing. What role does NFPA and your insurance company have? How do you mitigate an impact of an OSHA inspection related to combustible dust? These topics, questions and more will be covered in this informative presentation.
About Jamison Scott:
Jamison Scott serves as executive vice president of Air Handling Systems, a third generation family-owned business in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Primary responsibilities include determining and formulating policies and business strategies and providing overall direction of company. Mr. Scott plans, directs, and coordinates operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of a fine team of subordinate managers.
A fierce advocate for Connecticut industry, Jamison is in constant communication with Washington and Hartford, Ct elected representatives on behalf of Air Handling Systems and manufacturers across the state of Connecticut and the nation. Currently Jamison is working on a federal bill he helped co-create and name called the MRA (Manufacturing Reinvestment Account) which resembles an IRA for manufacturers.
Jamison has presented numerous combustible dust seminars throughout North America including trade fairs and conferences such as AWFS, IWF, WMS, NWFA and regularly acts as a technical resource. He has authored several combustible dust articles for national and international trade publications including Air Pollution Control, Chemical Engineering, FDMC, FDM Asia, Pallet Enterprises, Powder Bulk Solids, Wood & Wood Products, Wood Industry (Canada),and Woodshop News. Jamison also serves on the Technical Advisory Board for Air Pollution Control.
With marketing as one of his primary focuses, Jamison was instrumental in creating an online presence for his company in 1995. One of the first industrial companies in the country with both internet presence and ecommerce, Air Handling Systems continues to expand its web presence under Jamison’s hands-on management style and extensive marketing expertise. Jamison lectures on marketing topics including direct mail, email, ecommerce, social media, SEO and the importance for a strong, creative and diverse marketing plan for any small business.
Association and volunteer work includes serving in numerous leadership roles. Currently, Jamison sits on the boards of New Haven Manufacturers Association (NHMA) and Wood Manufacturers of America (WMMA), where he also served as President of the association, and is a member of the Town of Woodbridge, Economic Development Commission. He also serves as instructor for the Connecticut Woman’s Business Development Council (WBDC) (2012-present). Past service includes board member of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce (2005-2011), board of trustees First Congregational Church (2007-2010), and Business Advisory Board for SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), Quinnipiac University (1991-2012).
Jamison Scott’s leadership experience began early as Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster, shortly after serving as Director of Youth for the First Congregational Church of Stratford (1995-2001). In his late twenties, he ran successfully for public office and served as Town Councilman, Stratford, CT (2001-2002).
Jamison received an MBA from University of New Haven in 2004 and a BS in Management from Quinnipiac University in 1995. He also holds a Limited Sheet Metal Contractor license in the State of Connecticut and is a member of the National Fire Protection Association.
Awards and Recognition include: Rising Stars, Business New Haven (2005); Forty Under 40, in recognition of professional achievement and community involvement, New Haven Business Times (2004); Volunteer of the Year, Greater New Haven Chamber (2001); Eagle Scout (1991).
Jamison lives with his wife and three wonderful children in Woodbridge, Ct. Interests include travel, running, cycling and skiing.