By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: A Democratic lead House subcommittee has proposed a large budget increase for both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

The Democratic budget proposal would allocate more than $660.9 million for OSHA in fiscal year 2020 – around $103 million more than the
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By James L. Curtis and Meagan Newman

OSHA recently announced that it will hold a forum to explore methods for preventing combustible dust explosions and gather expert views on possible regulatory options for addressing combustible dust hazards. Combustible dusts include fine particles, fibers, chips, chunks or flakes that, under certain conditions, can cause a fire or explosion when suspended in
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