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USW 'Can Live' With OSHA's Beryllium Deal, But Warily Eyes Other Rollbacks

May 01, 2018
A key labor union is offering a tepid response to OSHA's settlement with industry groups that would narrow aspects of the Obama-era beryllium rule's general industry requirements, but is expressing concerns about future deals that may seek a broader rollback of the rule's requirements for maritime and shipyard industries. Jim Frederick, assistant director for health, safety and environment at the United Steelworkers (USW), says the group “can live” with OSHA's proposed settlement with four industry groups that narrows the rule's...

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