OSHA to Address Hazardous Chemical Exposures

Allison Stalker Health and Safety Leave a Comment

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the launch of a national dialogue concerning hazardous substances and exposures to these substances that result in work-related illnesses. OSHA has stated that the first stage consists of gathering information on the management of hazardous chemical exposures and strategies for updating permissible exposure limits (PELs). PELs are regulatory exposure limits …

Regulation Update – Hexavalent Chromium

Tom Petersen Environmental Regulations 2 Comments

Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI) is a toxic compound that can be found in a number of industrial activities including painting and surface coating, chromic acid electroplating, welding, steel and iron foundries, construction and many more. Its various forms can cause a wide variety of adverse health effects from allergic reactions to cancer. In recent years, OSHA’s regulation of CrVI has been …