PHILADELPHIA (AP) - November 21, 2008 The advocacy group Public Citizen argued Friday that the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration lets companies expose
workers to levels of hexavalent (HECKS'-uh-vale-ent) chromium known
to cause a significant risk of lung cancer.
An OSHA lawyer says the agency has already cut the allowable
limit by more than 90 percent. OSHA says that further reductions
would bring at best only minimal benefits.
The three-judge panel hearing the case includes retired Supreme
Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. O'Connor is visiting the 3rd
Circuit and hearing cases this week.
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