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New federal standards in place for exposure to grain, flour dust

Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 9:48 AM | By Ian Burns

The government of Canada has changed rules surrounding exposure to grain and flour dust for all federally regulated workers.

The changes to the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations on grain and flour dust came into force July 11. They are intended to significantly lower the risk of workers coming into contact with airborne substances in the workplace, while ensuring consistency with most provincial and territorial regulations.

“Every employee has the right to a safe workplace. That's why the government is helping to put an end...