OSHA Delays Beryllium Rule Effective Date

OSHA Delays Beryllium Rule Effective Date

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a delay in the effective date of the rule titled “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium,” from March 21, 2017, to May 20, 2017.

The delay will give OSHA an opportunity to further review and consider the rule following the Jan. 20, 2017, White House memorandum that directed the department to undertake a review of any new or pending regulations and temporarily postpone the date that they would take effect.

The final rule was published on Jan. 9, 2017, and OSHA previously announced the effective date would be postponed to March 21, 2017.

OSHA has now determined that the further delay is appropriate for the purpose of additional review into questions of law and policy.

The extension of the effective date will not affect the rule’s compliance dates.