January 25, 2016

OSHA schedules public hearing on proposed rule on occupational exposure to beryllium

From the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a public hearing on the agency’s proposed rule to amend its existing exposure limits for occupational exposure in general industry to beryllium and beryllium compounds. The hearing will be held Feb. 29, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

The proposed rule, published on Aug. 7, 2015, would dramatically lower workplace exposure to beryllium, a widely used material that can cause devastating lung disease. This hearing will provide the public an opportunity to testify or provide evidence on issues raised by the proposal. ... more

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