Today, OSHA announced a proposed delay in the effective date of its new Beryllium rule. Its second extension request. The effective date was previously delayed from January 9, 2017 until March 21, 2017. OSHA is requesting the effective date be extended for an additional 60-days — until May 20, 2017 — so the new Administration can have additional time to further review questions of law and policy.
Currently, the proposed extension date does not effect the compliance dates of the rule. Employers must comply with most of the requirements by March 12, 2018. Employers have an additional year to implement change rooms and showers (March 11, 2019) and an additional two years to implement engineering controls (March 10, 2020).
To learn more about OSHA’s Beryllium rule, visit OSHA’s Beryllium Exposure webpage.