Bi-Polar Bear wrote:
The rule, which has strong support from business groups, says that in assessing the risk from a particular substance, federal agencies should gather and analyze “industry-by-industry evidence” of employees’ exposure to it during their working lives. The proposal would, in many cases, add a step to the lengthy process of developing standards to protect workers’ health.
Not sure what this means. If the plan is to track each individual's exposure to something over their entire working lives, industries with high turnover are going to be facing enormous costs, with possibly no benefit to anyone. I'm not even sure how it could be done.
Sounds like something that should be deferred to the next administration, all right, but it doesn't sound like something that should be accepted or rejected out of hand.