Protecting Workers is a Worldwide Concern; Sy-Klone can Help

In April 2018, the European Commission proposed new workplace exposure limits for five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited or proposed to be limited. These include cadmium, beryllium, and formaldehyde. [continue reading] Protecting Workers is a Worldwide Concern; Sy-Klone can Help

16 Facts about Beryllium and Why You Should Care

OSHA is about to enforce requirements to limit exposure to Beryllium on job sites and for a good reason–It is deadly.  We’ve heard a lot about the new Silica Rule, but knowing the facts about beryllium is just as important.  OSHA estimates that around 11,500 construction workers are exposed to beryllium on job sites throughout the country, mostly through coal slag, which is commonly used in abrasive sandblasting. Like other respirable particulates found in construction, beryllium has been linked to a lung disease, specifically chronic beryllium disease.  The disease kills around 100 people each year. [continue reading] 16 Facts about Beryllium and Why You Should Care

OSHA Delays Beryllium Exposure Limit Rule

First announced in January 2017, OSHA’s new beryllium exposure limit for construction workers was originally supposed to be in full effect on March 12, 2018.  The administration just announced that the new enforcement date for the rule will be May 11, 2018.

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