Fed-OSHA findings into Wisconsin mill explosion likely by end of November

Fed-OSHA’s report into a fatal explosion four months ago at a Cambria, Wisconsin corn mill is expected by the end of November. Demolition at the explosion site is about 70 percent completed, but it has been at a standstill pending the agency’s authorization. The May 31 explosion resulted in five deaths. Portage Daily Register

Fed-OSHA, NGFA form alliance to focus on grain, feed safety

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) in the US is set to work with the country’s Department of Labor in an effort to call attention to safety concerns for members of the grain and feed industries. Feed Navigator

Silica rule challenged in court: How did it go?

Fed-OSHA’s new silica rule for construction requires the reduction of silica exposure to workers, previously set at a maximum exposure of 100 micrograms per cubic meter per 8 hours time-weighted average. Last week it was challenged in the D.C. Circuit. The agency said during oral arguments that its revised silica standard is based on “overwhelming […]

University of Arkansas Hope to host safety conference

The University of Arkansas at Hope will hold a Workers’ Safety Conference October 26. The purpose of the event is to enhance workplace hazard recognition and strengthen a culture of workplace safety, thereby reducing employee injuries and illnesses. Texarkana Gazette