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Unions Fault Industry Call For EPA To Defer To OSHA Worker Protections

February 01, 2018
Labor unions are urging EPA to reject a chemical sector call to defer regulation of new chemicals' risks to workers to OSHA, arguing that the plan would violate the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and that OSHA lacks resources and authority to adequately protect workers. “This is a shameless attempt by industry to leave workers unprotected from chemical hazards by advocating for an environment where federal regulation and enforcement of worker safety is impossible,” the United Steelworkers (USW) say...

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