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OSHA memo on fire retardant suits struck down

By Bob Downing Published: August 10, 2012

On June 6, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Administrative Law Review Patrick Augustine vacated a citation the federal Occupational and Health Administartion had issued to drilling company Petro-Hunt LLC for failure to have employees wear flame-resistant clothing.

The case involved a fire at the company's well in North Dakota  in October 2010.

OSHA could appeal the decision.

But the ruling may  have a big impact by curtailing OSHA's rules on well-drilling operations, according to attorney Chris Paul of McAfee & Taft, an Oklahoma law firm.

You can read Paul's blog on the decision by clicking  here. 

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