OSHA’s Extension for Beryllium Rule Compliance Extended to December

11/08/2018

OSHA issued a final rule extending the compliance date to December 12, 2018 for specific requirements of the general industry beryllium standard. The provisions effected by this extension include those for methods of compliance, beryllium work areas, regulated areas, personal protective clothing and equipment, hygiene facilities and practices, housekeeping, and communication of hazards and recordkeeping. According to OSHA, the extension does not affect the compliance dates for other requirements of the general industry beryllium standard. OSHA stated that this extension for certain requirements will maintain essential safety and health protections while it prepares a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to clarify certain provisions of the standard.