From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] NY Times Op-Ed: America’s Toxic Workplace Rules
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:02:19 -0400
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Here's an op-ed that addresses a specific point about government policy and practice that may be useful when training students on chemical safety issues, particularly interpretation of various Occupational Exposure Limits. There's partisan commentary, as might be expected on the NY Times editorial page, but the key point about OSHA PELs vs. EPA's approach chemical exposure is an important teaching point.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/opinion/americas-toxic-workplace-rules.html

Why do federal regulators allow employers to expose workers to levels of toxic chemicals far higher than those considered safe for everyone?

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