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U.S. Chemical Safety Board pushes for national safety standards

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is pushing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for national safety standards to prevent disasters such the 2008 explosion at Imperial Sugar in Port Wentworth.

The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Washington D.C. to consider the status designations of seven key safety recommendations issued to OSHA, according to the board agenda.

The board will also consider selection of the agency's first "most wanted safety improvement" at sugar refineries and plants. Fourteen workers were killed in the Imperial Sugar plant blast and several others were injured.

There is concern that it has taken this long for national standards to be established. More details about the meeting

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