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April 18, 2021

EPA Vows To Boost Worker Protections In New Chemical Regulations

March 29, 2021 at 4:35 PM
EPA’s acting chemicals chief is detailing a series of steps to toughen reviews of new chemicals, including dropping what critics said were overly optimistic assumptions on workers’ use of protective gear, expanding the scope of the reviews and increasing the use of enforcement orders after approving pre-manufacture notices (PMNs). During her March 29 keynote address to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) annual GlobalChem convention, Acting Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Michal Freedhoff reiterated her previous pledge to...

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