Testimony at OSHA Hearing on the Agency’s Proposed Beryllium Rule

Read Sammy Almashat’s testimony (PDF).

Read Emily Gardner’s testimony (PDF).

Read Public Citizen’s November 2015 comments on OSHA’s proposed beryllium rule

Sammy Almashat and Emily Gardner testified at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) two-day public hearing on OSHA’s proposed rule to update its regulation on airborne beryllium exposures in the workplace. Dr. Almashat urged OSHA to lower its proposed exposure limit even further in order to adequately protect as many workers as possible, while Ms. Gardner noted that the more than 23,000 construction and shipyard workers regularly exposed to beryllium also must be protected under the new rule.