|OSHA Proposes Lower PEL for Beryllium
OSHA has announced a proposed rule that would lower the agency’s permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium in general industry from 2 µg/m3 to 0.2 µg/m3.
ACGIH Releases the 2015 Two-Tier "Under Study" List
ACGIH announced the release of its two-tier "Under Study" list, which includes chemical substances and physical agents to be considered for Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs).
Report: Action Needed to Protect Recycling Workers
A new report on the health and safety of workers who process recyclables calls for cities and local governments to educate the public on proper recycling practices and pressure private recycling companies to improve working conditions.
Virginia Becomes First State to Enact VPP Bill
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently signed a bill for the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Act, making Virginia the first state in which the program will be permanent within its OSHA state plan.
NIOSH Proposes Additions to Hazardous Drug List
NIOSH has proposed that 33 new drugs, along with three others that already have safe-handling recommendations from the manufacturer, be added to the agency's hazardous drug list for healthcare settings in 2016.