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Event Name: Combustible Dust Expert Forum
Description: Since 1980, nearly 150 workers have been killed and more than 850 injured in combustible dust explosions. To explore methods for preventing such explosions, OSHA invited outside experts to participate in a Combustible Dust Expert Forum. OSHA will gather experts’ views on possible regulatory options for addressing combustible dust hazards. Discussions will include identifying regulatory options that can minimize the costs to small- and medium-sized businesses of reducing or preventing combustible dust hazards, while protecting workers from these hazards. Representatives from various industries, academia, research groups, insurance-underwriter organizations, labor, and government will comprise expert representation. There will be limited space available for non-participating observers, so OSHA asks that only one representative from interested organizations register as an observer. To register as a non-participating observer, contact Bill Hamilton at 202-693-2077 by May 6. A summary of the forum will be available soon after the meeting on OSHA’s Combustible Dust Web page.
Date: May 13, 2011
Time: 9:00 to 5:00
Location: Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20210
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Secretary's Event: No
Agency: OSHA