OSHA Issues Tougher Chemical Guidelines For Employers

Law360, Washington (October 24, 2013, 6:36 PM ET) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday issued new voluntary standards for employers for workplace hazardous chemical exposure, saying the current outdated standards put workers at risk of harm even if their employers fully comply with exposure regulations.

OSHA’s chemical exposure rules are “dangerously out of date,” with the majority of them being adopted in 1970, according to David Michaels, the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. 

This problem cannot be easily solved through new regulations, with a complex rulemaking process making it...
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