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OSHA Protecting Workers from Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds: Fact Sheet


Final Rule Overview

Beryllium and beryllium compounds are important materials used in the aerospace, electronics, energy, telecommunication, medical, and defense industries. However, beryllium is a highly toxic metal and workers who inhale beryllium are at an increased risk of developing chronic beryllium disease (CBD) or lung cancer. 


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