OSHA to Make Only Tiny Dent in Huge Health Standard Backlog

Source: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Press release, May 6, 2010

The new regulatory agenda for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will result in new worker protections against at most a small handful of health hazards by the end of the presidential term, leaving untouched the absence of standards for thousands of chemicals and hundreds of existing standards that are much weaker than needed to protect workers, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). While OSHA is beginning some new initiatives, it is also pushing back the deadlines for completing some ongoing health standards.
See also:
Look at the OSHA regulatory agenda
Compare the yawning regulatory backlog in exposure limits
Read David Michaels’ explanation via web-chat
See the PEER plan for Putting the “H” Back in OSHA

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