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Galvestonians Return After Ike
Environment  (tags: climate, weather, hurricane ike, galvston )

- 3893 days ago -
Galveston Islanders return for the first time after 13 days when they evacuated from the barrier island on the southeast Texas gulf coast, fleeing from the ravages of hurricane Ike.
OSHA Grain Facility Standard Not Working
Business  (tags: Combustible Dust Policy Institute, dust explosion, Google Grain Facility Incident Map, Grain Facility Standard, NFPA, osha, Worker Protection Against Combustible Du, money, government, usa, politics, labor, law, news )

- 3940 days ago -
If the OSHA grain facility standard is suppose to reduce the prevalence of combustible dust accidents in the grain industry here in the United States, then why has 10 grain facility explosions
Dozens Combustible Dust Fatalities and Injuries Unaccounted
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chemical Safety Board, combustible dust, Combustible Dust Explosion and Fire Prev, Combustible Dust Policy Institute, H.R. 5522 )

- 4048 days ago -
Currently, many stakeholders both opponents and proponents of the proposed Combustible Dust Explosion and Fire Prevention Act, H.R. 5522, are under the assumption that there has been approximately 350 combustible dust fires and explosions since
Quaker Oats Blows It's Top
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Cedar Falls, dust explosions, Iowa, Quaker Oaks )

- 4077 days ago -
Cedar Rapids, Iowa a dust explosion rocked the eight floor of the prominent Quaker Oats facility, which has been a landmark on the east bank on the Cedar River for over a century.
Up Close Imperial Sugar Explosion Update
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: combustible dust explosion, Georgia, Imperial Sugar, John Sheptor, Port Wentworth )

- 4079 days ago -
Six weeks have passed now since the horrific Imperial Sugar Refinery combustible dust explosion that occurred in Port Wentworth, Georgia on the evening of February 7. Imperial Sugar CEO John Sheptor allowed reporters an up close view of the blast site
Metal Combustible Dust Fires Rage On
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: combustible dust, Explosion, Fires, osha )

- 4082 days ago -
Combustible dust related explosions and fires continue like last month at the Dixie Crystal sugar refinery causing 13 fatalities. While OSHA stands-by and refuses to implement a comprehensive combustilbe dust regulation.
Pre-Op Combustible Dust Legislation Hearing
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Cooperative partnerships, Democrats, george miller, House Education and Labor committee, Combustible Dust Explosion and Fire Prev, John Barrow, republican )

- 4094 days ago -
It ought to be quite dicey at the House Education and Labor committee hearing next week covering the Combustible Dust Explosion and Fire Prevention Act of 2008 (H.R. 5522), which was introduced by Reps. George Miller and John Barrow (D-GA).
Nation Moves to End Dust Explosions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: combustible dust explosions, Combustible Dust Hazard Study, Dixie Crystal, Executive Order 12291, National Academy of Sciences, OSHA grain handling facilities standard, Reagan administration, Regulatory Relief program, the Chemical Safety Board, Worl )

- 4096 days ago -
A nationwide movement has galvanized in putting an end to combustible dust explosions and fires that have killed and injured countless number of workers on a continual basis.The recent highly publicized combustible dust explosion that caused
Pet Food Factory Combustible Dust Explosion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Grain dust, Ilinois, injury, MONMOUTH, OSHA, pet-food factory, Well's Pet Food Factory )

- 4096 days ago -
As the tally rises to thirteen combustible dust related fires and explosions since the Dixie Crystal sugar refinery explosion, legislators, labor leaders, and governmental officials are at odds with each other whether
Combustible Dust Related Fire Strikes Heart of Dixie
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congressman George Miller, Department of Labor, Department of Labor's Occupational Safet, Dixie Crystal, Georgia, north Carolina, osha, Teamsters Union )

- 4103 days ago -
Combustible dust fires and explosions continue at an alarming rate in our nation and create a dangerous work environment for the worker across a wide spectrum of industries. Currently there is no comprehensive OSHA Health and Safety standard .
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