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Final Rule on Beryllium: How to Ensure Compliance with OSHA’s Updated Permissible Exposure Limit, PPE, Training, and Other Requirements - On-Demand

Final Rule on Beryllium: Permissible Exposure Limit, PPE, Training Requirements & More - On-Demand

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Final Rule on Beryllium: How to Ensure Compliance with OSHA’s Updated Permissible Exposure Limit, PPE, Training, and Other Requirements - On-Demand

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Alert: OSHA’s Final Rule on Beryllium has been published in the Federal Register and takes effect March 21, 2017. 

Around 62,000 workers across 7,300 establishments in the US, including nonferrous foundries, dental laboratories, construction, shipyards, and coal-fired power utilities will be affected by OSHA’s Final Rule on Beryllium. Contractors working at covered facilities may be affected and have compliance obligations, too. Given the scope of the compliance obligations for affected companies, it’s important to make sure you know whether your company is covered under the final rule or not. 

OSHA estimates the rule will save close to 100 lives and prevent 46 new cases of beryllium-related diseases each year. The new rule includes an updated permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium and sets a sets a new short-term exposure limit over a sampling period of 15 minutes. 

With the rule taking effect March 21, now is the time to get up to speed on OSHA’s new requirements, which will effect PEL, personal protective equipment, training, and more. 

Learn more with this on-demand webinar, when Attorney Brian Yellin will provide an overview on how to ensure compliance with OSHA’s Final Rule on Beryllium. 

You’ll learn: 

  • The main industries and types of facilities covered under OSHA’s Final Rule on Beryllium 
  • The updated PEL for air over 8 hours—and how different the updated PEL is from the previous limit 
  • The new short-term exposure limit over a 15-minute sampling period 
  • How long you’ll have to comply with most of the final rule’s provisions—and recommendations on how to meet the upcoming deadlines of March 12, 2018, March 11, 2019, and March 21, 2020 
  • Best practices for establishing change rooms and showers and implementing engineering controls 
  • Requirements concerning personal protective equipment, medical exams, training, and other protections under the final rule 
  • Strategies for exposure controls and an occupational health program 

 

About Your Presenter:

Brian YellinBrian Yellin, Esq., CIH
Of Counsel
Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C.

Attorney Brian Yellin is Of Counsel with the Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C., and is a certified industrial hygienist. He represents employers that have received citations issued by enforcement agencies including the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MOSHA) and Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH). Additional cases prosecuted include claims involving construction defects and environmental contamination of private property. He has served as an industrial hygiene expert witness involving exposure to toxic agents including mold and OSHA law. Previously he was an assistant director of facilities at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and an assistant director with OSHA responsible for conducting workplace inspections and fatality/catastrophe investigations.

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