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Update on Lawsuit Challenging Combustible Dust Provisions of New HAZCOM Standard

On May 24, 2012, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA), and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) filed a petition in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit challenging the provisions of the new hazard communication standard that relate to combustible dust. On November 2, 2012, the court stayed the case pending further settlement discussions between OSHA and the other parties involved. At the end of last month, movement in the lawsuit picked up again.

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