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Unions Urge EPA To Consider Worker Exposure When Prioritizing Chemicals

March 12, 2018
Citing inadequate OSHA rules, labor unions are urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess and strictly regulate chemicals that pose risks to workers, pushing back against industry efforts to require the agency to defer to OSHA to regulate those exposures. Their calls, contained in recent comment letters to EPA, echo suggestions from OSHA officials that the workplace safety agency is unable to adequately protect workers. One OSHA official recently downplayed the prospect of significant consultation with EPA on chemical...

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