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Department of Labor (DOL) RIN: 1218-AB76
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


Title: Occupational Exposure to Beryllium

Abstract: In 1999 and 2001, OSHA was petitioned to issue an emergency temporary standard by the Paper Allied-Industrial, Chemical, and Energy Workers Union, Public Citizen Health Research Group and others. The Agency denied the petitions but stated its intent to begin data gathering to collect needed information on beryllium's toxicity, risks, and patterns of usage. On November 26, 2002, OSHA published a Request for Information (RFI) (67 FR 70707) to solicit information pertinent to occupational exposure to beryllium including: current exposures to beryllium; the relationship between exposure to beryllium and the development of adverse health effects; exposure assessment and monitoring methods; exposure control methods; and medical surveillance. In addition, the Agency conducted field surveys of selected work sites to assess current exposures and control methods being used to reduce employee exposures to beryllium. OSHA is planning to use this information to develop a proposed rule addressing occupational exposure to beryllium.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL) Priority: Economically Significant

RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage

Major: Yes Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910 (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations)

Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b); 29 USC 657

Legal Deadline: None

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information 11/26/2002 67 FR 70707
Complete SBREFA Report 01/00/2008  

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes Government Levels Affected: None

Small Entities Affected: Businesses Federalism: No

Energy Effects: No Included in the Regulatory Plan: No

Initial (Administrative Startup and /or Capital) Cost: $0 Yearly (Annual Operating) Cost: $0


Agency Contact: Dorothy Dougherty
Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW. FP Building Room N3718,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 693-1950
FAX: 202 693-1678
Email: dougherty.dorothy@dol.gov

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