May 27, 2015

Greg Dale Forecasts Increased Regulatory Scrutiny in Ethanol

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently expanded its manual for health and safety inspectors to include a chapter on the potential safety hazards of ethanol processing. Robert Iafolla of Bloomberg BNA attributed the new chapter, which includes standards for the inspection of ethanol production sites, to the "massive expansion of domestic biofuel production." 

The piece included input from Greg Dale, a partner in Faegre Baker Daniels' labor and employment practice, who views the manual update as a precursor to increased regulatory scrutiny.

“When an agency invests the amount of time and resources it takes to develop a document of this nature, I think it's a portent of inspection activity to come,” Dale said.

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