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Combustible Dust Standard Drawing Closer?

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Combustible Dust Standard Drawing Closer? OSHA intends to establish a SBREFA panel in October 2016 as it works to develop a
comprehensive combustible dust standard for general industry. Jun 06, 2016
OSHA's website lists 15 of its standards that have some bearing on employers' responsibility for controlling potential accumulations of combustible dusts to prevent catastrophic explosions, not including the all-important General Duty Clause the agency can use in enforcement cases. But there is a document on the reginfo.gov website of OIRA, the federal Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, that indicates OSHA is moving a small step closer to issuing a standard specifically about combustible dust hazards: an indication that OSHA intends to establish a SBREFA panel in
October 2016.


A is a gatekeeper agency: It reviews federal agencies' proposed and final regulations before they become effective, and some rules have languished there …