Limited Extension of Select Compliance Dates for Occupational Exposure to Beryllium in General Industry Final Rule

Posted August 8, 2018

OSHA issued a final rule to extend the compliance date for specific ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard to December 12, 2018.  The final rule is available for public inspection on August 8 and will be published on August 9 in the federal register.

The extension affects provisions for methods of compliance, beryllium work areas, regulated areas, personal protective clothing and equipment, hygiene facilities and practices, housekeeping, hazard communication, and recordkeeping.

OSHA began enforcing the new permissible exposure limits for general industry, construction, and shipyards and certain general industry provisions on May 11, 2018.  Those requirements, as well as any provisions for which the standard establishes compliance dates in 2019 and 2020, are unaffected by this rule.

Additional information is available in the news release and interim enforcement memo.