Lawmakers Attack DOL's Workplace Toxins Rule

Law360, New York (July 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two lawmakers are calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw last-minute changes to a proposed rule on workplace chemical risk exposure, saying the modifications could dramatically slow the enactment of future health and safety regulations that protect U.S. workers.

In a letter to Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao on Wednesday, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) said they were “deeply disappointed that the Department of Labor is working to slip through a rule that may have a profound negative...
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