Issue Date: December 5, 2011
Agency Toughens Scrutiny Of Plants
Chemical manufacturers will face more aggressive plant safety inspections under a program announced by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration last week. According to David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for OSHA, the agency will enlarge a 2009 pilot program that required tougher inspections for some chemical facilities.
“Far too many workers are injured and killed in preventable incidents at chemical facilities around the country,” Michaels said in a statement. “This program will enable OSHA . . .
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