American Chemistry Council and OSHA Sign Alliance to Protect Workers from Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals

Pittsburgh, PA, September 18, 2017 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) established a two-year alliance on September 13, 2017 to raise awareness of occupational exposure to diisocyanates, and promote safe practices for their use in the polyurethane industry.

The alliance calls for the creation of a web-based training program on the safe use of chemicals and the potential routes of exposure to users. Through this partnership between OSHA and ACC, guidance materials will be developed regarding medical surveillance and clinical evaluation techniques for employers and workers using the chemicals. The agreement also calls for best practices seminars on health and safety procedures for OSHA, On-Site Consultation, and State Plan staff.

Click here to view the ACC and OSHA announcements of the alliance agreement.