OSHA sets aside combustible dust regulations

OSHA has recently demoted a regulatory proposal aimed at to providing more stringent regulation of combustible dust to “long-term action,” making imminent reform unlikely, The Charleston Gazette reported on Tuesday, December 9.

The move came simultaneously with the anniversary of the December 9, 2010 tragedy at the AL Solutions facility, wherein highly combustible materials exploded and killed three workers. According to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CBS), combustible dust remains among the most dangerous workplace hazards in the country, killing 119 people and injuring several hundreds more between 1980 and 2005.

Manufacturing explosions due to combustible materials sometimes happens when employers fail to put in place and enforce measures that would keep their workers safe from such incidents. If you believe employer negligence has been the cause of your injury at a construction or manufacturing site in New York, a lawyer at Hach & Rose, LLP might be able to help you. Call us at 866-LAWS-USA today.


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