It’s official. Farms employing 10 or fewer workers remain exempt from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) grain bin safety inspections.
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) officials last week withdrew a 2011 OSHA memo that caused confusion regarding the exemption. The memo essentially asserted that a family farm with on-farm grain storage and handling was not part of farm operations, but rather a wholesale grain operation therefore subject to regulation. Read more. #GBSW14