Court rules in favor of ag retailers

OSHA violated rule procedures in attempting to redefine facility standards for ammonia facilities without opportunity to comment on proposal.

The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) violated the Occupational Safety & Health Act when it issued an enforcement memorandum on July 22, 2015, redefining the "retail facility" exemption to the Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard.

After a chemical explosion at a fertilizer company in West, Texas, that resulted in 15 deaths, President Barack Obama issued an executive order that directed the secretary of labor to ident

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