Public Comments to OSHA for combustible dust is due tomorrow January 19, 2010

[tweetmeme]OSHA published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) in the October 21 edition of the Federal Register as an initial step in development of a standard to address the hazards of combustible dust.    The public must submit comments by January 19, 2010.

Submit comments as follows:  Electronic. Submit comments electronically at, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online
for submitting comments.   Commenters may fax submissions, including attachments, that are no longer than 10 pages in length to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648

other musings….

According to a recent news release the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will now be accepting the Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN-S) credential for members and new member applicants who have a bachelor’s degree and five years of safety, health and environmental (SH&E) experience for ‘Professional Membership’.  Professional membership is the highest membership category in ASSE.

Additionally, due to growth and interest in agriculture and utilities workplace safety, ASSE also announced the formation of two new practice specialty branches, the Agricultural Branch, part of ASSE’s Environmental Practice Specialty (PS) and the Utilities Branch, part of ASSE’s Construction PS.



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