OSHA Extends Some Compliance Dates for GI Beryllium Standard

On August 8, 2018 OSHA made a final rule to extend the compliance date for the specific ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard to Dec. 12, 2018.

The extension is to allow the agency to prepare a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to clarify certain provisions of the beryllium standard that would maintain the standard’s worker safety and health protections, and address employers’ compliance burdens.

The new permissible exposure limits, exposure assessment, respiratory protection, medical surveillance and medical removal, established on May 11, 2018 will not be affected by this rule, as compliance dates have already been set for 2019-2020.