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March 4, 2024

Employers Push EPA To Defer To Safety Officials On ‘PBT’ Chemical Rules

February 1, 2024 at 5:44 PM
Chemical-sector and other industry groups are urging EPA to loosen a host of new worker-safety requirements in its proposed reworking of Trump-era TSCA rules governing two persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals that they say would be too restrictive, saying the agency should instead defer to occupational-safety “professionals” on what protections are needed. “The proposed regulations are highly prescriptive, particularly with respect to workplace protections, such as the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). The proposed regulations, however, do not...

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