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OSHA Extends Comment Period for Tightened Lead Standard

August 29, 2022

Via: ENR

In response to requests from interested parties, federal labor officials have extended the deadline to comment on its proposed revisions for the workplace lead-exposure standard by two months. It is now Oct. 28.

The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced its proposed rulemaking June 28 in the Federal Register, with a deadline to comment by Aug. 29. Since then, trade groups including the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), American Foundry Society and Copper Development Association, among others, responded to OSHA by asking for more time to comment because of the complexity of the issue and members’ scheduling difficulties.

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