What You Need to Know About OSHA’s New Beryllium Exposure Standards

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Does your organization have the measures in place to protect your employees from beryllium exposure?

On January 9, 2017, OSHA published its Final Rule to Protect Workers from Beryllium Exposure. The regulations it puts forward are designed to limit worker exposure to this highly toxic metal, which can pose serious health risks when inhaled in powdered form.

The permissible exposure limit and most of the other provisions will come into force on March 12, 2018.

Key takeaways include:

  • What is beryllium
  • Why is beryllium dangerous
  • Who is affected
  • Key provisions in the new rule
  • What the rule means for your organization