By Brent I. ClarkAdam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Federal OSHA has put grain handling safety right up-front on its main homepage.  OSHA wants you to “learn how to stay safe during grain handling operations.”

Concerning the Agency’s Grain Handling Facilities Standard, 29 C.F.R. § 1910.272, the Agency explained that “grain
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By James L. Curtis

In the wake of the unfortunate fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas last week, the approximately forty other fertilizer plants and approximately 6,000 other facilities that store and mix fertilizer across the nation should brace themselves for greater OSHA and EPA oversight and significant penalties for even minor infractions, totally unrelated to explosion hazards. 

The federal

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