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November 4 - November 8, 2013

Admitting that its own chemical exposure standards are inadequate, OSHA is urging employers to voluntarily follow tighter rules. What do you think of this strategy?



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Right on. Employers should be able to regulate themselves. 16%
Better than nothing, but hardly ideal. 44%
Gutless and risky. If workers need protection, OSHA should issue new rules. 41%


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Tagged categories: Construction chemicals; OSHA

Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (11/5/2013, 8:25 AM)

OSHA really needs to get their act together (and probably needs more FTEs to do so) - they are so many decades behind on chemical exposure standards, it is quite pitiful. Perhaps OSHA could actually cooperate with other regulatory bodies around the world (Canada, EU, etc) and we could reduce the duplicative effort of individual evaluations and rules. Amazingly this is being accomplished (in a slow and ponderous way) with the new international Safety Data Sheet standard, replacing the MSDS in the USA over upcoming years with a coordinated international standard. For the user, an SDS will have more information and it will be presented in a more consistent way, instead of the current MSDS jumble. For international companies, you will have one set of standards to meet for the SDS for quite a large chunk of the world, instead of a hodgepodge of local standards. Sure, the transition is a hassle, but it will have decades of benefits.


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