This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Keith Menchey, manager of science and environmental issues for the National Cotton Council.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a notice on October 19, 2010 announcing its intention to change its official interpretation of workplace noise exposure standards and enforcement. Keith Menchey, manager of science and environmental issues for the National Cotton Council, says it is important to note this is not a formal rule making.
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To protect employees against hearing loss from long-term exposure to noise, Menchey says the agency has maintained a decades-old policy that allows employers to provide “personal protective equipment” such as ear plugs and ear muffs, as well as engineering controls.
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Menchey says OSHA has requested public comments on the proposal.
According to Menchey both cotton gins and textile mills could be affected by the reinterpretation of the word feasible.