Jul 5, 2017

Proposed rule modifies beryllium standards for construction and shipyards sectors

OSHA announced a proposed rule on June 23 that would modify the agency's recent beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard sectors. The proposal provides a new opportunity to comment on the rule for all interested stakeholders. Since the new proposal would make changes to the rule only for the shipyard and construction sectors, the general industry standard remains unaffected by the proposal. The proposal would maintain the requirements for exposure limits and revoke the application of ancillary provisions such as housekeeping and personal protective equipment in the January 2017 final standards for the construction and shipyard industries. For information on submitting comments on the proposed rule and requesting public hearings, see the news release.