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NIOSH Urged To Ensure Chemical 'Banding' Guide Does Not Bolster Limits

June 14, 2017
Chemical industry groups are urging NIOSH to clarify that a draft chemicals classification guide that allows users to assess workers' risks to substances that lack exposure limits with limited data will not be used to strengthen standards for other chemicals or replace OSHA standards, though a labor group says the process could inform future regulation. NIOSH sought comment through June 13 on a March draft guide that details a three-tiered occupational exposure banding (OEB) process for assessing worker risks from...

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