Worker Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals - Minimize or Eliminate?

February 1, 2018

In the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, the agency has emphasized the need for worker protection. Specifically, all employers should prioritize controlling exposure to chemical hazards and toxic substances.  The agency suggests using a hierarchy of controls when determining how to do this. It can be visualized. Where possible, elimination or substitution is the most desirable followed by engineering controls. Administrative or work practice controls may be appropriate in some cases where engineering controls cannot be implemented or when different procedures are needed after implementation of the new engineering controls.

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International Trading Group,® L.L.C.

International Trading Group,® L.L.C. / DE Trading Corporation® is a growing, privately held proprietary trading company located in north suburban Chicago. We are an all-encompassing electronic trading firm that specializes primarily in futures. We work hard to maintain our status as a premier electronic trading firm and devote all necessary resources to support continuous improvement initiatives and develop new opportunities in order to compete aggressively in the financial markets. At International Trading Group we actively support the success of our traders with state-of-the-art technology, one-on-one coaching and innovative trading tools.

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International Trading Group,® L.L.C.

International Trading Group,® L.L.C. / DE Trading Corporation® is a growing, privately held proprietary trading company located in north suburban Chicago. We are an all-encompassing electronic trading firm that specializes primarily in futures. We work hard to maintain our status as a premier electronic trading firm and devote all necessary resources to support continuous improvement initiatives and develop new opportunities in order to compete aggressively in the financial markets. At International Trading Group we actively support the success of our traders with state-of-the-art technology, one-on-one coaching and innovative trading tools.

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