Final Beryllium Standard for General Industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule revising the beryllium standard for general industry, affecting approximately 50,500 workers. The changes maintain protection for employees while ensuring that the standard is well understood, and compliance is simple and straightforward.

The final rule amends the following paragraphs:

  • Definitions
  • Methods of Compliance
  • Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • Hygiene Areas and Practices
  • Housekeeping
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Hazard Communication
  • Recordkeeping

There is also a new appendix entitled, “Operations for Establishing Beryllium Work Areas.”

September 14, 2020 marks the compliance date.

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