The latest issue of our weekly Workplace Safety and Health newsletter is available for viewing and contains the following articles:
- OSHA Issues Guidance for Inspectors on Combustible Dust. OSHA inspectors must consider a manufacturer’s or importer’s use of information gained from actual explosion events, lab testing, published data on similar materials or particle size to assure they have properly classified their products for combustible dust hazards under the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), OSHA said in a recent guidance memorandum.
- Congress Tells Regulators to Back Off Small Farms. A bipartisan group of senators, joined by Republican lawmakers in the House, have called for OSHA to halt an unprecedented effort to regulate small farms. EPA has not been spared either.
- Employment Law Q&A. Q: Last week, we terminated a problem employee for falling asleep on the job. This week, one of our long-time employees also was caught sleeping! Do we have to fire this employee? He is one of our best workers.
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