Protecting Workers’ from Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds: 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.

Beryllium Compounds: Final Rule Overview OSHA Fact Sheet