April 18, 2021
Attorney Says OSHA Proposal Sets ‘Absurd’ Chemical Hazard Mandate
An industry attorney says chemical makers and users could soon face an “absurd,” onerous mandate to assess the hazards posed by chemicals they produce or use, not only in their own operations but in all possible downstream uses and combinations -- a duty he says could be aimed at supporting EPA’s risk evaluations of existing chemicals. Lawrence Halprin, an attorney at the law firm Keller and Heckman, says OSHA’s proposed update to its long-standing hazard communication standard (HCS) goes far...
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