Watchdog group wants OBM to finish reviewing rule on beryllium

Advocacy group Public Citizen is calling for the completion of the Occupational Safety and Health Agency’s (OSHA) rule on occupational exposure to beryllium, according to a report by Safety + Health on May 6.

The group urges the Office of Budget Management (OBM) to complete the review so that OSHA can open it up to public comment. Since 2002, the OSHA has been seeking additional information about beryllium exposure. The proposed rule has been under review by the OBM since September 4.

Beryllium exposure may cause a myriad of adverse health effects, including chronic lung diseases. Workers at highest risk of beryllium exposure are those in the automotive, mining, metal reclamation, and manufacturing industries.

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