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OMB Clears OSHA Beryllium Rule Expected To Scale Back Obama-Era Policy

June 16, 2017
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has completed review of a Trump administration proposed rule widely expected to weaken an Obama OSHA regulation that strengthened protections for worker exposure to beryllium, possibly by stripping the construction and maritime industries from the rule's scope. OMB June 15 completed review of the rule “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium,” which the Trump OSHA forwarded for approval April 27. The review included meetings with labor advocates who pressed to retain the Obama...

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