OSHA Releases Resources to Protect Workers from Chemical Hazards

From Cliff Gerbick, CSP (The Reserves Network Director of Safety)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released two online resources to help workers understand and identify hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

While OSHA has identified many dangerous chemicals that are present in workplaces, it concedes that their “…exposure standards are out-of-date and inadequately protective for the small number of chemicals that are regulated in the workplace.”

In order to help eliminate the knowledge gap, OSHA’s first resource is designed to help employers replace harmful chemicals with less harmful substances.

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