OSHA Compliance

Protect workers from Hexavalent chromium by commenting on Direct Final Rule and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Protect  workers from  Hexavalent chromium by commenting on Direct Final Rule and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
This is not new that workers expose to the most hazardous chemicals for many reasons in the construction and general industries. They have to suffer badly most of the time after exposing to such hazardous chemicals.

OSHA ( Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has requested comment from the public regarding hazardous chemical like Ambivalent chromium that directly can promote cancer in human body through inhalation. Workers who expose to toxic chemical are at greater risk and there is greater chance for lung cancer, severe nose problem, and also throat and respiratory tract. So, it is very necessary for the employers to notify their employees about the ambivalent chromium so that they can take proper protective measures on time. OSHA has taken the decision to make ambivalent chromium consistent with hazardous substances OSHA standard. David Michaela, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, says,” Ambivalent chromium is a dangerous chemical and exposure can lead to serious adverse health effects. With this new notification requirement, employers are now required to provide more information to workers that help them identify and reduce their own exposure to toxic chemicals."

Public can comment on the Direct Final Rule and companion Notice of Proposed Rule making till 16 April 2010. OSHA will accept the comments of the public. The new rule will become effective from June 15, 2010, if there is no significant adverse comment received.

According to the OSHA rule, employers are responsible to provide safety and health for their employees. OSHA ensures the conditions through which necessary training, education, and assistance can be provided to workers in America.

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