TITLE

Chromium Rule Shows Reluctance To Take Rash Action

PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;2/14/2005, Vol. 254 Issue 6, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the U.S. Labor Department's proposed rule on hexavalent chromium which says that stopping rashes is not important enough to saddle the industry with new regulations to limit the exposure of cement and concrete workers. In the absence of more compelling medical evidence, people tend to agree. But the absence of a regulation does not mean the industry should ignore common sense and workers' health. Admittedly, things are different in the U.S. A federal appeals court required OSHA to publish its proposed rule by October 4, 2004, which it did.
ACCESSION #
16164915

 

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