OSHA Proposes to Revoke Part of New Beryllium Rules
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposes to revoke the ancillary provisions for the construction and the shipyard sectors that OSHA adopted on January 9, 2017 but retain the new lower permissible exposure limit of 0.2 µg/m3 and the short term exposure limit of 2.0 µg/m3 for each sector. OSHA will not enforce the January 9, 2017 shipyard and construction standards without further notice while this new rulemaking is underway. This proposal does not affect the general industry beryllium standard published on January 9, 2017. Comments on this proposal are due to OSHA by August 25, 2017.
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