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Public Citizen Urges OSHA Not To Delay Important Beryllium Protections For General Industry Workers

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Public Citizen submitted comments strongly urging the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) not to finalize a proposed rule that would delay for at least several months the compliance date for certain ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard. Such delays would unnecessarily ensure the occurrence of even more cases of beryllium sensitization, chronic beryllium disease, and lung cancer among general industry workers exposed to beryllium.

View our statement on the January 2017 final beryllium rule.

See Public Citizen’s other work on beryllium.