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Enforcement for the Beryllium Standards in Construction and Maritime

Oct 01, 2020

On January 9, 2017, OSHA promulgated a final rule adopting standards for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds in the construction and shipyard industries. The final rule set a permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium of 0.2 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) as an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA), and a short-term exposure limit (STEL) for beryllium of 2.0 µg/m3, over a 15-minute sampling period.

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