Give Us Combustible Dust Standards
Between 1980 and 2005, 119 workers were killed and more than 700 injured in combustible dust explosions.
These explosions were preventable -- but even though the U.S. Chemical Safety Board recommended in 2006 that regulations needed to be put in place to protect workers from death or injury from combustible dust accidents, OSHA chose instead to maintain its program of voluntary corporate compliance. But as Former CSB Chairman Carolyn W. Merritt put it, "the problem with voluntary standards is not everyone volunteers."
This petition calls on OSHA and the Department of Labor to stop relying on voluntary compliance and issue a general industry standard for preventing combustible dust accidents in the workplace. Tell me more
This petition will stand at the top of the blog until we get the needed signatures.
First Posted 2/9/08