The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) recently released a report declaring OSHA’s response to several longstanding recommendations to be “unacceptable.”  Among these proposals regarding such items as fuel, gas and the Process Safety Management standard, the CSB was particularly unhappy with OSHA’s lack of movement on a rule related to combustible dust.

The CSB has made the adoption of a combustible dust standard for general industry a top priority for its newly established “Most Wanted Safety Improvements” program.  It advocates that a new standard be based on existing National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) dust explosion standards.

To read the article regarding the CSB’s report, published by ISHN, click the link here:  http://www.ishn.com/articles/96447-osha-gets-a-failing-grade-from-csb.

-Mark Saner