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OSHA Limits Beryllium Rule's Reach After Settlement With Producers

May 04, 2018
OSHA in a direct final rule (DFR) is limiting the reach of ancillary provisions of the Obama-era rule updating the agency's beryllium standards for general industry as part of an April 24 settlement agreement that the Trump administration reached with industry petitioners who challenged the regulation in federal court. OSHA's DFR issued May 4 in the Federal Register narrows the standards' definitions for various provisions so they apply only to materials containing more than 0.1 percent beryllium by weight...

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