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June 14, 2024

Employers Renew Attacks On ‘Burdensome’ HCS Update At OMB Meetings

February 7, 2024 at 6:02 PM
Chemical-sector groups are urging the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to loosen a long-awaited update to OSHA’s hazard communication standard (HCS) governing safety labels for toxic, flammable and otherwise dangerous chemicals, focusing on claims that the 2021 proposal adds unneeded complexity and data-gathering burdens. “The major changes included in the February 16, 2021, proposed rule would be unnecessarily burdensome and would cause tremendous challenges for chemical distribution,” reads a letter from the Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD)...

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