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OSHA Releases New Inspection Directive on Hazcom


Ed Foulke was quoted in Bloomberg BNA on July 20, 2015. The article “OSHA Releases New Inspection Directive on Hazcom” discussed a compliance directive posted online July 20 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which stated that workplace inspectors should consider using hazard communication information to cite an employer under the general duty clause when workers could be exposed to hazardous chemicals without permissible exposure limits.

Ed was quoted on his take of this compliance directive.

“It seems like OSHA is sending the same message: ‘We're going to try to expand enforcement as much as we can,’” former Ed told Bloomberg June 20. “I don't think anyone would disagree that this administration has focused on enforcement and how to expand it.”

But technological and economic feasibility is a complex determination that goes beyond the training of an OSHA inspector, said Ed.

To read the full article, please visit Bloomberg BNA.


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