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Regulations (Preambles to Final Rules) - Table of Contents
• Record Type: Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde
• Section: 8
• Title: Section 8 - VIII. Nonregulatory Alternatives

VIII. Nonregulatory Alternatives

As elaborated in the 1987 RIA [Ex. 206, p. VII-1-14], market mechanisms and actions by other governmental bodies have been inadequate in eliminating significant risk to workers from formaldehyde exposure. For this reason, both a lower PEL and annual training for all workers exposed at 0.1 ppm and above are being instituted. In the case of workers leaving employment for medical reasons, workers compensation or unemployment insurance systems can provide income to workers. These systems, however, vary from state to state and do not provide for complete substitution of wages and benefits. Without medical removal and wage protection safeguards, workers may continue to suffer acute formaldehyde-related symptoms out of fear of job loss.

[57 FR 22290, May 27, 1992]

Regulations (Preambles to Final Rules) - Table of Contents

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