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Two Important Safety Issues that Concern the Fracking Industry

Yesterday, I spoke at Vinson & Elkins’ Sixth Annual Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium on two safety issues that I discussed in recent blogs that should be of special concern the fracking industry. First I explained how the new silica standard is likely to require costly engineering changes in the hydraulic fracturing industry. I then talked about OSHA’s recent criticisms of post-accident drug programs which could effectively limit companies’ efforts to combat the drug abuse epidemic seen in many fracking “man camps.”

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