Combustible dust rule dropped in Trump deregulation push

July 28, 2017

The Trump administration has dropped several potential workplace safety regulations amid the administration’s deregulation push, including one pertaining to combustible dust and noise in construction, according to an article on the Business Insurance website. 

“OSHA is withdrawing this entry from the agenda at this time due to resource constraints and other priorities,” the administration said in listing these as completed actions. 

The combustible dust standard was intended to prevent combustible dust explosions.

The noise in construction standard regulated the levels allowed for construction workers. New, quieter equipment and more effective hearing protection is available but not required.

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