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Snowe and Lieberman Question OSHA’s Occupational Noise Interpretation

Wednesday, December 29th

In a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Senators Olympia Snowe and Joe Lieberman, Co-Chairs of the Senate Task Force on Manufacturing, questioned the need for OSHA’s new interpretation for feasibility of occupational noise administrative or engineering controls. The letter can be found at http://documents.nam.org/hrp/OSHA%20Letter%20to%20Solis%2012.13.10%20-%20FINAL.pdf and the interpretation can be found at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26135.htm. OSHA’s announcement extending the comment period to March 1 can be found at http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=18909

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