OSHA Changes Voluntary Programs, Adds New Ways to Participate

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					medical, water and food business units.       some by OSHA—of comprehensive safe-                    AIR QUALITY
As global demand for health services          ty and health management systems for                   Sulfuric Acid
increases, UL will increase its presence in   small, mobile employers, and incorpo-
developed and developing countires.           rates participation plans that outline
                                                                                                     Manufacturers Agree
UL will continue to expand and serve          how VPP work sites plan to implement                   to Reduce Pollution
areas while meeting the growing need          their programs, as published in the Jan.               In an effort to bring all sulfuric acid
for third-party verification of products      9 Federal Register. OSHA adopted a pro-                manufacturers into compliance with the
that are essential to everyday life.          posed tiered approach to determining                   Clean Air Act, EPA and the U.S. Justice
   Verification Services: Verification        the frequency of on-site evaluations and               Department (DOJ) announced that
Services is a new business designed to        will require the support of a majority of              Chemtrade Logistics, Chemtrade Refinery
further serve UL’s customers by provid-       union employees working at a site for it               Services and Marsulex, all sulfuric acid
ing performance testing, inspection and       to participate.                                        manufacturers, have agreed to spend at
auditing on a global basis. UL’s verifica-       The revised corporate participation                 least $12 million on air pollution controls
tion services will provide its manufac-       option requires applicants to maintain a               that are expected to eliminate more than
turing customers with assurance that the      safety and health management program                   3,000 tons of harmful emissions annually
products they source through their sup-       but will now incorporate the concept of                from six production plants.
ply chain meet the performance require-       a designated geographic area in a fur-                    The three manufacturers will also pay
ments of buyers/OEMs/retailers. This          ther appeal to mobile workforce partici-               a civil penalty of $700,000 under a settle-
new operating unit will 
				
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