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  • U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Lower Beryllium Levels, Increase Workplace Protections to Reduce Health Risks

    U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Lower Beryllium Levels, Increase Workplace Protections to Reduce Health Risks







    January 9, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (January 6, 2017) - - A new rule issued today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration dramatically lowers workplace exposure to beryllium, a strategically important material that can cause devastating lung diseases. The new beryllium standards for general industry, construction and shipyards will require employers to take additional, practical measures to protect an estimated 62,000 workers from these serious risks.

    Beryllium is a strong, lightweight metal used in the aerospace, electronics, energy, telecommunication, medical and defense industries. However, it is highly toxic when beryllium-containing materials are processed in a way that releases airborne beryllium dust, fume, or mist into the workplace
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    U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Lower Beryllium Levels, Increase Workplace Protections to Reduce Health Risks
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    U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Lower Beryllium Levels, Increase Workplace Protections to Reduce Health Risks







    January 9, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (January 6, 2017) - - A new rule issued today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration dramatically lowers workplace exposure to beryllium, a strategically important material that can cause devastating lung diseases. The new beryllium standards for general industry, construction and shipyards will require employers to take additional, practical measures to protect an estimated 62,000 workers from these serious risks.

    Beryllium is a strong, lightweight metal used in the aerospace, electronics, energy, telecommunication, medical and defense industries. However, it is highly toxic when beryllium-containing materials are processed in a way that releases airborne beryllium dust, fume, or mist into the workplace
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    01-09-2017, 09:51 PM

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