Occupational Safety and Health Administration June 1, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Limited Extension of Select Compliance Dates for Occupational Exposure to Beryllium in General Industry
Document Number: 2018-11643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing a nine-month extension of the compliance date for certain ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard (from March 12, 2018 to December 12, 2018). This proposal would not extend the compliance date for the permissible exposure limits (PELs), exposure assessment, respiratory protection, medical surveillance, or medical removal protection provisions, or for any provisions for which the standard already establishes compliance dates in 2019 and 2020. OSHA has preliminarily determined that this proposal will maintain essential safety and health protections for workers while OSHA prepares an NPRM to clarify specific provisions of the beryllium standard that would both maintain the standard's worker safety and health protections and address employers' compliance burdens.