OSHA Consulting With USDA
Thu Jan 23, 2014 05:27 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- OSHA inspectors shouldn't be inspecting grain bins on most farming operations, but just to be certain, the agency is now going to clarify its regulations on post-harvest activities.

A top administrator with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration held a press call Wednesday to clear up some confusion on OSHA's farm exemption. Following new commands from Congress last week, OSHA also is now consulting with USDA on ways farmers handle grain after harvest.

OSHA's consultation with USDA comes after Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., spotlighted that a farm in his state faces a potential $132,000 fine following a ...

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