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OSHA's Lack of Response to Recommendations Made Following These Disasters 'Unacceptable' [SLIDESHOW]

At a July 25 public meeting in Washington, D.C., members of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) addressed the sufficiency of OSHA regulations, declaring the response by OSHA to seven long-standing recommendations – on combustible dust, fuel gas and the Process Safety Management standard – to be “unacceptable.”

“Over the years, the CSB has made a number of recommendations to OSHA in the aftermath of tragic accidents that have killed dozens of workers, injured hundreds more, and caused millions of dollars in property damage,” said CSB Chairperson Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso. “We are particularly concerned with the lack of action on a much-needed combustible dust standard.”

This slideshow highlights some of the CSB investigations that triggered the recommendations.

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