|TCE, HIV Virus Added to Report on Carcinogens
The 14th Report on Carcinogens, a congressionally-mandated publication of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, was released last week and includes seven new substances.
New EU Guidance Addresses Silica Risks in Construction
A document published in October by an occupational health and safety committee of the European Union identifies measures for controlling exposures to respirable crystalline silica for several work tasks routinely performed in the construction industry.
IARC: Insecticide Pentachlorophenol Is a Carcinogen
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified the insecticide pentachlorophenol as a Group 1 carcinogen, the agency's designation for agents that carry sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans.
NIOSH Issues Nine New IDLH Value Profiles
Each IDLH value profile summarizes the health hazards of acute exposures to high airborne concentrations of a chemical and discusses the rationale for the chemical’s proposed IDLH value.
Updated Work Plan Supports U.S.-Canada Alignment on GHS
OSHA and Health Canada have updated the joint Workplace Chemicals Work Plan, which was established to help ensure that current and future requirements for hazard classification and communication in the U.S. and Canada are acceptable in both countries.