By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

Consistent with its threats to aggressively pursue employers who allegedly expose employees to hazardous chemicals and respiratory hazards, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Wisconsin iron foundry for twenty-eight health violations, including three repeat citations, under the national and regional emphasis program on primary metal industries.

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By James L. Curtis, Meagan Newman, and Craig B. Simonsen

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has just issued a new recommended exposure limit (REL) for occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium compounds. The NIOSH Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium, Publication Number 2013-128 (January 2013), sets a significantly lower recommended exposure limit,
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