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Employers producing Biofuels may expose workers to potential fire and explosion hazards, and protect them from these hazards by preventing releases, avoiding ignition of spills, and having appropriate fire protection systems and emergency response procedures.
Engineering controls should be used, including:
Hazards that are not addressed by specific OSHA standards still need to be controlled. Under Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act – the “General Duty Clause,” employers are required to provide workers with a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees.
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