Everyday, there are those residing in Texas and elsewhere who are exposed to toxic substances while at work -- knowingly and unknowingly. At first, the exposure may not seem to cause any harm, but overtime, the resulting damage can be serious -- if not fatal. Lead is a substance that is used in many things in the workplace, making lead poisoning a fairly common issue.
The federal agency charged with setting and enforcing workplace safety standards published a proposed rule Wednesday in the Federal Register intended to ensure employers would be aware of their duty to track and to report workplace illnesses and injuries. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration published the rule to clarify that such recordkeeping is an "ongoing obligation."