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August 16, 2018
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 95 percent of drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2016 were among the working age population, persons aged 15–64 years. The Institute recently released a new webpage to outline its approach to the life cycle of opioid use—from precursors in the workplace to use conditions to containment and decontamination to recommendations targeted for protecting workers.

August 15, 2018
In a letter of interpretation dated August 3, 2018, U.S. OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs provided several valuable insights into the extent chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers may make use of trade secret protections when completing safety data sheets (SDSs), formerly material safety data sheets (MSDSs).
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August 13, 2018
As a state-plan state, California has implemented a number of workplace safety regulations that exceed federal OSHA's standards or have no federal counterpart.
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August 09, 2018 (Final Rule) - With this final rule, OSHA is extending the compliance date for certain ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard to December 12, 2018.

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What is the new compliance date for certain ancillary provisions of the general industry beryllium standard?
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