The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been renamed and expanded its Salt Lake City laboratory.
Renamed the Salt Lake Technical Center, the laboratory will include a Division of Data Processing and a Health Response Team.The Salt Lake City facility is the agency's national lab and analyzes samples collected by OSHA inspectors nationwide.
"Inspectors go into workplaces and assess health hazards - dangerous dust and solvents people are exposed to and breath that might cause cause cancer. Everything from nuisance to cancer we deal with," said director Lloyd Madsen.
The lab, which employs about 100 people, also will place increased emphasis on OSHA's Computerized Information System.
The information system is used by OSHA and other federal agencies for information on industrial hygiene and safety field.