The latest issue of our weekly Workplace Safety and Health newsletter is available for viewing and contains the following articles:
Federal Court Sides with OSHA on Machine Guard Standard. In a split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in St. Louis, has sided with OSHA on its interpretation of a machine guarding standard, 29 CFR 1910.212(a)(1). Perez v. Loren Cook Company, No. 13-1310 (8th Cir. May 9, 2014). The standard describes methods of machine guarding designed to protect the operator and other employees in the area from hazards, some of which are enumerated.
Mining Association Seeks Stay of Coal Dust Rule. The National Mining Association (NMA) wants MSHA to stay the effective date of its final rule to control miners’ exposure to respirable coal dust pending the outcome of litigation over the rule. However, MSHA quickly denied the NMA request.
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