OSHA spring regulatory agenda includes beryllium updates

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to issue changes by the end of the year to its beryllium standards for general industry, construction, and shipyards. The plans announced in the agency’s Spring 2019 regulatory agenda would complete changes to an “eleventh-hour” Obama administration rulemaking.


OSHA plans to issue final rules on the three beryllium standards. It also recently completed Phase IV of its Standards Improvement Project, which did not include four proposed changes. Other planned final rule actions include: (*) Revising agency practices and procedures for handling employee medical records; and (*) Making technical corrections to 35 agency standards.


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