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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, November 21, 2011

OSHA Called On To Update Combustible Dust Standards

Last week I reported on a worker who was angry about OSHA's slowness in setting standards covering combustible dust.  Last Thursday the U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigators called on the Labor Department to propose broad new standards on combustible dust within a year.

The The Charleston Gazette has an article that states:

"The department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been working on the combustible dust issue for years, but as recently as July OSHA officials said they were 'not able to project an estimate for when we will publish a proposed standard on combustible dust.'"

"We would like OSHA to come out with a timetable to deal with this," board chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso said in an interview Wednesday afternoon.

You can read the complete article here.

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