The American Industrial Hygiene Association® has written a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) offering to help the GAO in its investigations of OSHA enforcement programs using the same criteria the agency has used to scrutinize state OSHA plans (requested by House Republicans), and an examination of OSHA’s effectiveness in issuing health and safety standards (requested by House Democrats).
8 recommendations to handle stricter exposure limits
October 1, 2011
The European Union’s chemical management law known as REACH requires chemical manufacturers and importers to assess risks and describe conditions under which their chemical substances can be safely used.
Distressing. Unacceptable. Mired in mediocrity. I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the essence of the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) reaction last month to news from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that a total of 4,547 workers died on the job in 2010 compared with 4,551 from 2009.
Just where will this new Super Committee of Congressional Budget-Cutters come up with more than a trillion bucks in federal spending savings, as mandated by that Grand Bargain reached by Congress this summer to raise the federal government debt ceiling?
The White House announced August 23 final regulatory reform plans for federal agencies and departments, including OSHA and EPA, that the administration said includes “hundreds of initiatives that will reduce costs, simplify the system, and eliminate redundancy and inconsistency,” in a press statement.
The European Union’s (EU) prohibition on the use or supply of cement containing >2 ppm of chromate has led to a significant drop in allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) among exposed workers, according to a study published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.