In other OSHA news, the agency has issued new enforcement guidelines to protect workers against

In other OSHA news, the agency has issued new enforcement guidelines to protect workers against hazards posed by tuberculosis. "OSHA has taken this action to control occupational exposures to TB because the incidence of the disease has increased 14 percent since 1985, reversing a 30-year downward trend," said Joseph Dear, assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. The agency will continue to inspect for occupational exposure to TB in response to employee complaints or as a part of industrial-hygiene

In other OSHA news, the agency has issued new enforcement guidelines to protect workers against hazards posed by tuberculosis. "OSHA has taken this action to control occupational exposures to TB because the incidence of the disease has increased 14 percent since 1985, reversing a 30-year downward trend," said Joseph Dear, assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. The agency will continue to inspect for occupational exposure to TB in response to employee complaints or as a part of industrial-hygiene inspections conducted in workplaces where the Centers for Disease Control has identified workers as having a greater incidence of TB infection than in the general population.

Judi Hasson

Washington Correspondent

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