Toluene – often used in paint, metal cleaners and adhesives – is a clear, colorless liquid that vaporizes when exposed to air at room temperature. According to OSHA, it also has a sharp and sweet smell, which is a sign of exposure.
Washington – OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration are in line for slightly deeper cuts in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee's funding bill released July 12. NIOSH, meanwhile, is slated to receive $125.2 million more than originally proposed.
Washington – OSHA needs to work more efficiently to ensure employers are reducing or eliminating hazards, the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General recommended in its semiannual report to Congress.
Washington – OSHA has scheduled a public meeting on June 20 in advance of the 33rd session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
Washington – OSHA has changed its policy on allowing employees at non-union workplaces to choose a union-affiliated representative for “walkaround” inspections, according to an April 25 memo sent to regional administrators.
Park Ridge, IL – The American Society of Safety Engineers has issued a set of recommendations to OSHA to “emphasize the management of risk, sharpen the agency’s focus on productive policies, and fill legislative and regulatory gaps that limit OSHA’s ability to better protect workers.”
Washington – OSHA is requesting applications from nonprofit organizations interested in providing occupational safety and health classes as part of the agency’s Training Institute Education Centers Program.