This morning I received the OSHA “Up To Date” Newsletter and they mentioned their progress with combustible dust. Read on to see what they had to say.

“The agency offered no estimate on when its proposed combustible dust standard would be published or its scope, but said it plans to conduct a SBREFA review in December – eight months later than initially planned. The date was pushed back so OSHA could host an ‘expert forum’ to better prepare the agency for the SBREFA review, agency staff said.

‘Combustible dust is a very complex issue, given the wide breadth of potential dusts and processes that might be covered by an OSHA standard and the potential impact on small facilities,’ OSHA staff said during the webchat.”

I thought I would share this as it might be of interest to some of our readers. Looks like it will take some additional patience to hear the final word from OSHA.

-Mark Saner