OSHA Delays Enforcement of New Beryllium Standards

OMA Connections Partner, Dinsmore, posted this: “OSHA was scheduled to begin enforcing its new beryllium rule for General Industry March 12, 2018. That enforcement date has been delayed 60 days. In a March 2, 2018, memorandum from Tom Galassi (Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs) to OSHA’s regional administrators, Galassi instructed, “[n]o provisions of the beryllium final rule may be enforced until May 11, 2018.”

Galassi explained the reason for the delay:

“OSHA has been in extensive settlement discussions with several parties who have filed legal actions challenging the general industry standard. In order to provide additional time to conclude those negotiations, we have decided to delay enforcement of the general industry standard by 60 days until May 11, 2018. …”

The full memorandum can be accessed here. 3/7/2018