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OSHA proposes 9-month extension for beryllium rule

Rule would extend compliance deadline for specific requirements of the standard for general industry

Posted June 4, 2018

OSHA published a proposed rule in the June 1 Federal Register that would extend the compliance date for certain ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard to Dec. 12, 2018.

The extension applies to all processes, operations, or areas where workers may be exposed to materials containing beryllium that fall under the scope of the general industry standard.

The proposal would not extend the compliance date for the permissible exposure limits (PELs), exposure assessment, respiratory protection, medical surveillance, or medical removal protection provisions, or for any provisions for which the standard already establishes compliance dates in 2019 and 2020.

The proposed rule will be open for comments until July 2, 2018, at the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Submit comments using Docket ID No. OSHA-H005C-2006-0870.

1910 OSHA GuideOSHA Rules for General Industry: 1910 and Other Essential Regulations puts OSHA’s workplace safety regulations in a reader-friendly format.


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