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Oil & Gas Industry May Sue OSHA Over Flame-Resistant Clothing Requirement

Oil and gas drilling groups are so upset over a new federal policy requiring workers to wear flame-resistant clothing on well-drilling rigs that they may sue the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The Association of Energy Service Companies, a large industry group that includes Halliburton and Key Energy, is weighing all its options -- including legal and political steps -- to fight OSHA on the issue, the group's executive director told The Huffington Post, arguing that the new requirement could cost the industry up to $50 million to implement and then $100 million annually after that.

Source: The Huffington Post

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