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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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