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GAO Urges OSHA Action On Workplace Violence, Ammonium Nitrate

August 09, 2017
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is urging the Labor Department (DOL) to address two Obama OSHA priorities, calling for DOL to determine whether new regulation is needed to address workplace violence in the health care sector and to reduce risks of accidents at facilities that handle toxic chemicals such as ammonium nitrate. In January, the outgoing Obama OSHA granted labor groups' petition for a rulemaking to protect healthcare workers from violence. The agency also sought to bolster oversight of facility...


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