OSHA, NIOSH issue fracking health alert

Michael Tremoglie Jun. 26, 2012, 4:28am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health issued a hazard alert Thursday about fracking worker safety.

The AFL-CIO sent a May 22 letter to both OSHA and NIOSH about fracking worker safety. The hazard alert is designed to ensure that hydraulic fracturing employers implement policies and procedures to protect workers from silica exposure.

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