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OSHA to fast-track Popcorn Lung Reg’s

The Department of Labor announced this week that it is withdrawing an “Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” for diacetyl, the flavoring chemical that has caused lung disease among popcorn workers. The Advanced Notice was seen by advocates as a delaying tactic. The new Department of Labor leadership took quick action to remove the proposal in order to move directly into issuing a standard.

As Celeste Monforton has pointed out at The Pump Handle, OSHA has gathered more than enough scientific data to justify a standard.

See more on this story at the AFL-CIO Now Blog.