Newswise — (Chicago, June 22, 2016) James A. Tacci, MD, JD, President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), issued the following statement today regarding TSCA reform and passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act:
“Passage of reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the signing of the bill today by President Obama, is a major step forward for health and safety in the workplace.”
“For many years, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has been a strong advocate for updating provisions in the Act, including more robust testing and safety reviews for chemicals, the addition of health-based standards for toxic-substance control, and expanded protections for workers.”
“The overwhelming bipartisan support of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act is an indication of how critical it is to put health and safety first when it comes to toxic substances in the workplace. Ensuring a healthy, safe and productive workforce must remain a vital national priority.”
About ACOEMThe American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) represents more than 4,000 physicians specializing in occupational and environmental medicine. Founded in 1916, ACOEM is the nation’s largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, disability management, research, and education. For more information, visit www.acoem.org.