Inside OSHA

January 15, 2021

OSHA Inks MOU With EPA To Boost Review Of Chemicals’ Workplace Risks

January 13, 2021 at 1:43 PM
OSHA is agreeing to strengthen its involvement in EPA’s program for reviewing new chemicals’ potential hazards before they enter the marketplace, but the new memorandum of understanding (MOU) seems to exclude evaluations of existing chemicals even though EPA has faced calls to boost its consideration of worker safety in its risk reviews. The two agencies on Jan. 12 released a joint MOU that “provides a framework for coordination and communication between the two agencies on exposure to new chemicals in...

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