The national OSHA Practice Group at Epstein Becker Green co-authored an article in BioFuels Journal entitled “Railcar Fall Protection: What OSHA Requires from Ethanol Plant Operators.” Although the article principally addresses OSHA's enforcement landscape related to work on top of railcars at ethanol plants, the analysis carries over to work on top of any rolling stock (e.g., tanker trucks, railcars, rigs, etc.) in any industry.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
Addressing fall hazards is always among the OSHA's top enforcement priorities. Indeed ...
Late last year, I delivered a keynote address to the National Grain & Feed Association’s (NGFA) annual Country Elevator Conference regarding:
- Why it is important for grain handlers to prepare now for an OSHA inspection;
- What to do now to prepare for an OSHA inspection; and
- How best to manage an OSHA inspection once it begins.
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