House bill targets deadly dust explosions

By Chris Hamby

House Democrats are pushing a bill requiring safety steps to curb combustible dust explosions -- a hazard examined in a 2012 Center report.

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"… ials as varied as sugar, coal, wood and plastic. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration began the process of issuing a rule to address t …"

IMPACT: Reform boosts workplace safety even while companies appeal inspectors' conclusions

By Jim Morris and Emma Schwartz

Some employers must fix hazards while challenging regulators' findings

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"… he governor, Chris Gregoire, on April 15, a year after an explosion at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes, Wash., that killed seven workers.The law, tak …"

"… he new law is enforced, a process that could take months.San Antonio-based Tesoro faces a potential fine of $2.39 million for 44 alleged violations, 39 of w …"

"… estion is, How long will it remain so?”In a written statement Wednesday, Tesoro spokesman Mike Marcy said that because the company is "dedicated to operat …"

"… steps regardless of any government action," said Marcy. In February, Tesoro disputed a state finding that the company “disregarded a host of workpla …"