Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 17 OF 30
|Main Title||Health and safety information : EPA and OSHA could improve their processes for preparing communication products : report to Congressional requesters /|
|CORP Author||United States. Government Accountability Office.|
|Publisher||U.S. Govt. Accountability Office,|
|Stock Number||GAO (202)512-6000 (voice); (202)512-6061 (Fax); (202)512-2537 (TDD)|
|Subjects||Chemicals--Law and legislation--United States ; Hazardous substances--Law and legislation--United States ; Health risk assessment--United States ; Environmental risk assessment--United States|
|Additional Subjects||United States--Environmental Protection Agency--Rules and practice ; United States--Occupational Safety and Health Administration--Rules and practice|
|Collation||ii, 66 p. ; 28 cm.|
Title from title screen (viewed on April 30, 2008). "March 2008." "GAO-08-265." Includes bibliographical references.
Agencies address their missions not only through regulations but also by issuing communication products--such as guidance, fact sheets, and brochures--that can provide crucial information to regulated parties and the public. Since 2000, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) developed new versions of such products to address the potential hazards of exposure to asbestos in automotive brakes. GAO was asked to describe (1) how OSHA and OPPTS prepared their products on asbestos in automotive brakes, (2) the general processes that OSHA and OPPTS use to prepare their communication products, and (3) how these processes compare to those for rulemaking and how recent administration initiatives might affect them. GAO reviewed and analyzed available documents and interviewed officials at OSHA, OPPTS, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).