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August 8, 2020

OSHA Decides Against Revoking Obama-Era Beryllium Worker Protections

September 30, 2019 at 3:40 PM
OSHA has issued a final rule reversing course on a prior proposal that would have revoked Obama-era occupational exposure standards for construction and shipyards, saying that undoing the standards would be at odds with the agency’s statutory mandate to protect workers from proven significant health risks of exposure to beryllium. However, OSHA also says that it plans in the future to develop a new proposed rulemaking that will outline different changes to the beryllium standards for both sectors that it...

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