News for November 2008

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Sherwin-Williams Acquires Inchem

The Sherwin-Williams Company has closed a definitive agreement to acquire the Liquid Coatings Subsidiaries of Inchem Holdings of Inchem Holdings International Ltd. Inchem, headquartered in Singapore, produces coatings applied to wood and plastic products in Asia. The coatings are made and sold in China, Vietnam, and Malaysia, and distributed to 15 other Asian countries.

Foulke Resigns Post at OSHA

He was on hand at the Washington Forum in May 2007 to sign the historic agreement with the National Association for Surface Finishing. Now comes news that the Honorable Edwin Foulke, Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), has left his post to join an Atlanta law firm.

Proposed Hex-Chrome REL Leaves Industry Nervous About OSHA PEL

A new NIOSH proposal to lower the recommended exposure limit (REL) for hexavalent chromium to one-fifth the agency's previous level and 25 times lower than OSHA's permissible exposure limit may have some in industry nervous that it could lead to calls for a stricter OSHA PEL.