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Lawmakers’ Push To Tighten Cal/OSHA Lead Rules Faces Industry Opposition

June 04, 2019
California lawmakers are advancing legislation that would specify an early 2020 deadline for Cal/OSHA to adopt a much tighter airborne lead exposure limit for workers, and establish that a blood-lead level of 20 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dl) or higher is a serious violation triggering Cal/OSHA investigations. The two bills are being opposed by a coalition of employers and industry groups that argue the deadline for the new lead exposure limit is premature because the agency has not yet completed a...

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