Bloomberg BNA featured Michael Best Attorney Charles B. Palmer in the article "New Chapter of OSHA Inspection Manual Covers Hazards of Booming Ethanol Industry" on May 19, 2015.
"In response to the massive expansion of domestic biofuel production, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration added a chapter on ethanol processing to its manual for health and safety inspectors.
Making ethanol out of corn and other organic feedstocks presents a mix of hazards common to grain handling and chemical processing, according to OSHA. Combustible dust, confined spaces and engulfment hazards arise from the former, for example, while the latter can introduce equipment ruptures, flammable liquids and other hazardous chemicals."
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