HomeWashington Letter2015 ▶ ATS Comments on OSHA’s proposed Beryllium Standard
ATS Comments on OSHA’s proposed Beryllium Standard

November 2015

Last week, the ATS submitted comments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposal to issue a more protective permissible exposure standard for beryllium in workplaces. OSHA proposed lowering the current standard of 2.0/ugm3 to a more protective standard of 0.2/ugm3. The ATS comments supported OSHA proposal for a more protective standard, noted strong scientific evidence supporting the need for a revised standard, and urged OSHA to expand the monitoring and protection to workers in downstream industries that like use beryllium products.

The ATS will continue to urge OSHA to quickly finalize a more protective rule for beryllium exposures.

Last Reviewed: October 2017