Why being “OSHA legal” isn’t enough

When it comes to chemical exposure protection for employees and downstream users, companies must be compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. In 1970, OSHA created permissible exposure limits (PELs) that remain the rule of law to this day, though knowledge regarding exposure and toxicity has continued to evolve since then.

In an article for EHS Today, Technical Expert Michael Pardus shows how disregarding that knowledge means legal compliance is not the same as protecting your company, employees, and downstream users. Staying “OSHA legal” is no longer enough. Going beyond compliance is how you create a safer standard of care and protect your bottom line. But how exactly do you go beyond compliance? For starters, you look beyond OSHA regulations.

Read the full article on EHS Today.

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