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2016 ARA Annual Report

The ARA Annual Report provides a summary of advocacy activities, initiatives, programs, member services and awards presented in 2016. It highlights the strategic accomplishments of the association and financial performance, as well as recognizes the 2016 ARA Retailer of the Year: Gar Tootelian. ...

ARA Annual Report 2016_5-24-17 FINAL.pdf


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Court Vacates OSHA PSM Memo

Decision Marks Definitive Win for Fertilizer Retailers Updated Joint Statement from ARA and TFI WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 23, 2016 ) – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violated the Occupational Safety and Health...


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Court Upholds PSM Retail Exemption

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 23, 2016 ) – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violated the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act when it issued an enforcement memorandum on July 22, 2015, redefining the retail facility...

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2015 ARA Annual Report

The ARA Annual Report provides a summary of advocacy activities, initiatives, programs, member services and awards presented in 2015. It highlights the strategic accomplishments of the association and financial performance, as well as recognizes the 2015 ARA Retailer of the Year: The Andersons. ...

2015 ARA AnnualReport-72516.pdf


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Process Safety Management

In July 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration abruptly revised its enforcement guidance regarding Process Safety Management for Highly Hazardous Chemicals. The change effectively eliminated the retail exemption to PSM for agricultural retailers who store and handle anhydrous...

2016 05 26 Asst Secretary David Michaels OSHA PSM Anhydrous Ammonia Response Letter.pdf


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ARA Sends Statement to Congress: Don't Let OSHA Circumvent the Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 16, 2016) - For magicians, misdirection is the key to a successful illusion. And, although fooled by the distraction, the audience responds with awe and applause. However, when it comes to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's latest trick, the Agricultural...

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CSB Report on West Fertilizer Fire and Explosion

This is the draft investigation and recommendation report provided to the Chemical Safety Board for approval on January 27, 2016. #Environment #WestFertilizer #PressRelease #MemberAlert #labor #AN #PSM #RMP #CSB

CSB_WestFertilizerCompany_1-27-16.pdf


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PSM Letter to OSHA

On Aug. 3, ARA responded to OSHA regarding the reinterpretation of the retailer exemption. #PSM #labor

ARA PSM Letter to OSHA 080315.pdf