On March 26, OSHA published in the Federal Register a final regulation that modifies OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the
UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
In a statement released today, CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso used the ninth anniversary of a deadly Corbin, Kentucky plant explosion to criticize OSHA for the agency's failure to issue combustible dust regulations.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) says it will release the findings of its investigation into a series of iron dust flash fires that occurred this year at the Hoeganaes Plant in Gallatin, TN. at a public meeting in Gallatin on November 16.
Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have developed a real-time dust explosibility measuring instrument to provide instant feedback to miners on the potential for dust accumulations and the effectiveness of their rock dusting practices.