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

General Respiratory Protection Guidance for Employers and Workers

General Respiratory Protection Guidance for Employers and Workers

The information in this bulletin will provide basic information to workers and employers who may find themselves using respiratory protection for the first time. The guidance provides information on what respirators are, how they work, and what is needed for a respirator to provide protection.

Respirator OSHA Bulletin

Controlling Hazardous Fume and Gases during Welding

Welding joins materials together by melting a metal work piece along with a filler metal to form a strong joint. The welding process produces visible smoke that contains harmful metal fume and gas by-products. This fact sheet discusses welding operations, applicable OSHA standards, and suggestions for protecting welders and coworkers from exposures to the many hazardous substances in welding fume.

Controlling Hazardous Fume and Gases during Welding

OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule: Fact Sheet

OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule: Construction OSHA is issuing two standards to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica—one for construction, and the other for general industry and maritime—in order to allow employers to tailor solutions to the specific conditions in their workplaces.
Crystalline silica is found in everyday materials, but it can cause health problems for workers exposed to it on a regular basis.