Source: EHS Today
OSHA’s new proposed rule is aimed at clearifying the requirements to protect workers from shipyards and construction from beryllium exposure.
The agency is seeking feedback to more appropriately tailor the requirements of the standards to the exposures in these industries.
The proposed rule would revise the following paragraphs: Definitions; Methods of Compliance; Respiratory Protection; Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment; Hygiene Areas and Practices; Housekeeping; Medical Surveillance; Hazard Communication; and Recordkeeping. The proposal also sets a hearing date for December 3, 2019. OSHA will continue enforcement of the permissible exposure limit.
Comments, materials, and other information may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, by facsimile or mail. See the Federal Register notice for submission details.