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New OSHA Beryllium Rule Postponed

The effective date of a final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium created by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been postponed until March 21, 2017.

The postponement is in response to an executive order by President Donald J. Trump freezing the effective dates of new agency regulations.

Originally set to take effect March 10, the final rule, “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium,” was published in the Federal Register on January 9. “The temporary delay in effective date until March 21, 2017, will give Agency officials the opportunity for review and consideration of new regulations, as required by the memorandum,” stated OSHA in the Federal Registry entry.

 

Compliance dates of the Beryllium final rule are unchanged by the extension. All sectors have one year to comply with most of the requirements, two years to provide any required change rooms and showers, and three years to implement engineering controls.

 

Please visit ISRI's Regulatory Update webpage for more information about the rule, frequently asked questions, and compliance assistance resources or contact Terry Cirone


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