AG POLICY NEWS
Dust Explosions Need More Oversight
Thu Apr 10, 2014 08:03 AM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- After an explosion at an Imperial Sugar Co. factory in Georgia killed 14 workers and injured dozens in 2008, U.S. officials promised rules for handling the well-known workplace hazard that caused it: combustible dust.

Six years later, there has been little change. Now, as investigators continue to explore the possibility that dust could have caused the collapse of a feed mill in Omaha, Neb., this past January, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is again delaying efforts to make good on that promise, postponing a planned review of the proposed rule's potential impact on small business ...

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