Government & Policy Roundup | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 82 Issue 22 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 31, 2004

Government & Policy Roundup

Department: Government & Policy

OSHA and Dow Chemical have renewed their cooperative alliance for another two years, claiming the alliance has enhanced worker safety. Dow and OSHA have worked together on issues such as process safety management and reactive chemical safety.

The Department of Energy has broken ground for a $76 million Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, to be operated jointly by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. The center is one of five nanotechnology research centers planned by DOE.

The General Accounting Office has released a report (GAO-04-490) saying federal agencies need to better focus efforts to reduce risk to humans from antibiotic use in animals. The report concludes that antibiotics used in animals contribute to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

 
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