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Limiting chemical exposures

OSHA releases online resources on chemical substitutes and voluntary exposure limits
Calling current permissible exposure limits “antiquated” and “dangerously out of date,” OSHA administrator David Michaels unveiled two web-based resources he said will help companies keep workers safer around chemicals.
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OSHA exploring new PSM standard

Washington – OSHA is considering a change to its Process Safety Management Standard and has sent a prerule-stage draft to the Office of Management and Budget for review.
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OSHA releases web tools for limiting chemical exposures

Washington – Calling current permissible exposure limits “antiquated” and “dangerously out of date,” OSHA administrator David Michaels unveiled two web-based resources he said will help companies keep workers safer around chemicals.
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Americans want regulations for safer chemical processes, poll says

Washington – A poll released Oct. 11 by the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters indicates 55 percent of likely U.S. voters believe the federal government should require chemical facilities to use safer chemicals and processes when they are effective, available and affordable.
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Shutdown stalls CSB investigation

Washington – The Chemical Safety Board’s investigation of the April explosion at a fertilizer facility in West, TX, is on hold because of the government shutdown.
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