May 31, 2010 was the compliance deadline for having engineering controls in place to keep hexavalent chromium exposures below the established 8-hour permissible exposure limit. OSHA inspections started emphasizing compliance with the hexavalent chromium standard.
The EPA sent out a statement outlining steps and precautions that building owners and school administrators should take to reduce occupant exposures to PCBs that might be found in caulking. The EPA considers this a serious issue, especially when it involves school age children
Many keratin-based hair smoothing products contain formaldehyde dissolved (and chemically react) in water and other ingredients in the product. Because of the way the formaldehyde reacts in these products, some manufacturers, importers, or distributors might list other names for forma
Federal OSHA and State OSHA programs continue to investigate complaints from stylists and hair salon owners about exposure to formaldehyde while using hair smoothing products. OSHA has conducted air sampling at multiple salons and found formaldehyde in the air when stylists were using