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June 6, 2023

Industry Says EPA’s ‘Illegal’ TSCA PPE Policy Ignores OSHA Safeguards

May 4, 2022 at 5:57 PM
Paint and pigment trade groups are saying EPA’s new policy of assuming workers will not use protective gear in TSCA risk evaluations is “illegal” and irrational, charging that the agency has improperly ignored existing workplace practices and OSHA safety standards as well as companies’ general duty to protect their workers from “recognized” dangers. In newly released comments on EPA’s updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation of pigment violet 29 (PV29), two key trade associations representing pigment and coatings...

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