The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in the Workplace
The U.S. EPA establishes regulations for approval and use of commercial chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Updates to TSCA included new requirements for EPA to conduct risk assessments for many existing high use substances. This new mandate included requirements to consider all sensitive populations – including workers based on increased potential for exposure. To achieve this legislative mandate EPA has been very active over the last several years in developing their methodologies around occupational risk assessment. These methods include developing occupational exposure limits, assessing IH data, applying exposure modeling for inhalation and dermal pathways, and recently developing risk management rules that affect exposure control strategy selection and implementation. The EPA approaches are evolving as they gain experience, but risk evaluations for the first ten substances and risk management rules for several substances are now published. These initial assessments and dialog with many stakeholders have generated many questions and there are notable misalignments between EPA approaches and those used traditionally in the IH profession. This session will let you know the areas that are evolving and key issues to track to be well positioned to address new TSCA requirements for occupational exposures.
Andy Maier PhD, CIH, DABT has been actively involved in various roles in outreach among stakeholders on occupational risk assessment methodology. He has several ongoing roles in this area including, as a Principal Scientist with Stantec, Director of the Occupational Alliance for Risk Science - a nonprofit worker health initiative, science manager of the WEEL Committee, Toxicology Fellow at NIOSH, and course instructor (and prior faculty) in the IH program at the University of Cincinnati. He has worked as a corporate and site IH in the petrochemical industry.
MaryAnn Hoff MS, CIH, MPM has over 35 years of experience as a practitioner of Industrial Hygiene, Chemical Hazard and Risk Assessment, Occupational Health Management, Product Safety, Global Regulatory Compliance/ Implementation and Management. MaryAnn started her career as a chemist working for NUS laboratories, a subsidiary of Halliburton and then moved on to Mobay (Bayer) as an Industrial Hygienist specializing in polyisocyanate health and safety. For the past 32 years MaryAnn has worked for PPG. She has had the unique opportunity to hold various environmental, health and safety, and product stewardship management positions in each of PPG’s major strategic business segments. Currently MaryAnn is Global Director, EHS & PS Advocacy for PPG. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Denver in Colorado, a Master’s in Hygiene from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in Pennsylvania, and a Master’s in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania.
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