PackSafe has filed a petition with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requesting that the agency conduct a rulemaking to update an almost 50-year-old rule relating to the safe handling and warehousing of hazardous and non-hazardous materials. The rule in question relates to the use and storage of flammable and combustible liquids in large volume industrial packaging. Read more in the press release. For a copy of the filed petition, contact us.
For the past several months, PackSafe supporters have been working to educate members of Congress on the issues surrounding containerized storage of flammable and combustible liquids. As a result of these efforts, several members have submitted their own requests to their Congressman and Senator following up PackSafe’s own outreach to OSHA. In May 2016, a group of senators and congressmen – led by Reps. Susan Bonamici (D-OR) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) – wrote to Labor Secretary Tom Perez urging
PackSafe continues to urge the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to evaluate and correct its references to inadequate and out-of-date guidelines involving workplace regulations on ignitable liquids. In response to a call for public comments on a draft OSHA document titled, “Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines,” PackSafe submitted a letter reiterating concerns related to the transportation and warehousing of both hazardous and non-hazardous materials. Specifica