Jul 30, 2008

UFCW calls on OSHA to Issue a Combustible Dust Standard

After the combustible dust explosion at the Imperial Sugar plant in Georgia and the plant in Gramercy, Louisiana, the UFCW and the Teamsters called on OSHA to issue an emergency standard on combustible dust. They filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Labor demanding that OSHA follow recommendations of the Chemical Safety Board but, OSHA neglected to enforce the standards and follow the recommendations which could have prevented these types of tragedies and other combustible dust explosions.

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