Combustible Dust Safety Crucial Despite OSHA’s New Agenda

Combustible Dust Safety Crucial Despite OSHA’s New Agenda

After years of delaying an analysis on combustible dust standards affecting general industry, any anticipation that safety measures would be improved came to a halt last week when the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under President Trump abandoned any discussion of changing current regulations, citing a strain on resources and other priorities. OSHA started the rulemaking process to develop a combustible dust standard for general industry back in 2009. The Trump Administration said the changes represent “the beginning of fundamental regulatory reform and a reorientation …

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