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June 6, 2023

Industry Warns Strict EPA TSCA Rules May Supplant OSHA Requirements

May 2, 2022 at 6:38 PM
Industry lawyers are raising broad concerns that strict worker safety standards and other provisions in EPA’s recently proposed TSCA ban on chrysotile asbestos uses signals the agency is take a tougher approach than OSHA and other federal agencies, raising questions about which agency has primacy over workplace safety. “The proposed asbestos risk management rule has implications far beyond asbestos. Stakeholders for other chemicals being reviewed under TSCA section 6 can expect EPA eventually to consider proposing restrictions much more stringent...

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