OSHA issues final beryllium rule for general industry

OSHA has published a final rule revising the beryllium standard for general industry.

Posted July 17, 2020

OSHA has published a final rule revising the beryllium standard for general industry. The Agency says the rule includes changes designed to clarify the standard, and to simplify or improve compliance.

The final rule amends the following paragraphs of the general industry beryllium standard:

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

It also has a new Appendix A: “Operations for Establishing Beryllium Work Areas.”

The rule takes effect September 14, 2020.

This article was written by Rachel Krubsack of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

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