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USW Drops Request For Beryllium Hearing, Concerning Industry Supporters

October 16, 2017 at 6:58 PM
The United Steelworkers (USW) has withdrawn its request for the Trump administration to hold a public hearing on its plan to limit the reach of an Obama OSHA rule bolstering protections for workers' exposure to beryllium, drawing concern from industry producers of alternatives to beryllium-containing products who support the Obama-era rule and fear the loss of a key ally. “We withdrew because we didn't think it was necessary,” Wayne Ranick, USW's communications director told Inside OSHA in an Oct...

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