On January 9, 2017, OSHA published its Final Rule to Protect Workers from Beryllium Exposure. The rule’s new permissible exposure limits (PEL) replace a 40-year-old standard that didn’t properly protect workers from chronic beryllium disease (CBD), an inflammatory lung disease that resembles silicosis. (In addition, there is some evidence that beryllium exposure may be carcinogenic.) The permissible exposure limit and most of the other provisions will come into force on March 12, 2018.
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