On October 10, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register, seeking input from the public on potential regulatory changes that, if adopted, would significantly impact how OSHA regulates exposure to chemicals in workplaces across the country. Indeed, the RFI anticipates no less than a wholesale revamping of OSHA's entire approach to regulating chemical exposures in the workplace, from alternative methods for developing new limits on worker exposure to chemicals, to new strategies for compelling employers to manage the safety and health impacts of those chemicals. Employers who handle chemicals in the workplace should pay close attention to this RFI and consider commenting by the April 8, 2015 deadline.
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