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US Department of Labor issues final rule to lower beryllium levels, increase workplace protections

Tamara Parris

 A new rule issued today by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration dramatically lowers workplace exposure to beryllium, a strategically important material that can cause devastating lung diseases. The new beryllium standards for general industry, construction and shipyards will require employers to take additional, practical measures to protect an estimated 62,000 workers from these serious risks.

 

Read more here: https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/01062017

January 07, 2017 @ 04:55 PM EST Health & Safety

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