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OSHA And USDA Weighing Update To MOU On Chemical Risks To Workers

July 31, 2018
OSHA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are weighing an update to a 1994 agreement encouraging USDA food safety inspectors to report chemical hazards to OSHA, after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) last year noted gaps protecting workers, and advocates are pressing for new research on chemical hazards. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and OSHA officials June 19 discussed updating the agencies' memorandum of understanding (MOU) encouraging FSIS inspectors to inform OSHA of serious workplace risks to...

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