Press Release: After 14-Year Delay, OSHA Finally Proposes Lowering Legal Limit for Permissible Workplace Beryllium Exposure

Press Release: After 14-Year Delay, OSHA Finally Proposes Lowering Legal Limit for Permissible Workplace Beryllium Exposure

August 6, 2015

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule to modernize the beryllium workplace exposure limit. OSHA’s announcement comes 14 years after Public Citizen first petitioned for stronger protections for workers exposed to toxic levels of beryllium in a variety of workplace settings.