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Beryllium Exposure

OSHA News Releases from May 1 through May 15

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05/11/2018 – Region 2 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Cosmetics Manufacturer For Safety and Health Hazards Following November 2017 Fire - 05/11/2018 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S....more

Pennsylvania Court Finds That An Employer’s Take-Home Duty Can Extend To Girlfriends Of Former Employees

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

A Pennsylvania District Court recently denied a defendant’s motion for summary judgment of the issue of duty, finding that that an employer’s take home duty may in certain situations extend to the girlfriend of a former...more

Trump Administration Takes Aim At Obama-Era Beryllium Standard

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On January 9, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule adopting a comprehensive standard for exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds – a separate standard was promulgated for...more

OSHA Issues Direct Final Standard Amending Beryllium Standards for General Industry with Attention to Dermal Contact

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

OSHA has clarified its January 9, 2017 occupational health standard on beryllium. On May 4, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published clarifying amendments in a direct final rule (DFR) for general...more

OSHA Enforcement Of Parts Of Beryllium Rule Begins May 11

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Employers must ensure they are in compliance with most of OSHA’s beryllium rule’s requirements for general-industry and with the PEL and STEL in construction and shipyard industries by May 11, 2018. The rule (29 CFR...more

Beltway Buzz - March, 2018 #2

DACA Deadline Day. To the surprise of almost no one, March 5 has come and gone, and Congress did not reach a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issue. This Congress has enough trouble agreeing on...more

Beryllium: March 2nd OSHA Memorandum Delaying Enforcement of Certain Standards

United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Thomas Galassi, authored a March 2nd memorandum titled: Delay of Enforcement of the Beryllium Standards...more

OSHA Delays Enforcement Of Beryllium Standard Until May

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it is pushing back the effective date of parts of the rule limiting workers’ exposure to beryllium until May, while it negotiates with...more

New Jersey Extends “Take-Home” Toxic Tort Liability

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Expanding the scope of potential workplace-exposure liability, the New Jersey Supreme Court clarified that an employer may be liable for toxic exposures not just to the spouse of an employee, but potentially to people with...more

Beltway Buzz - September, 2017

2016 Overtime Rules Invalidated. U.S. District Court invalidates 2016 changes to overtime rules. Steven F. Pockrass has the details here....more

Schwartz v. Accuratus Corp.: Nonspouse’s “Take-Home” Liability Case

by K&L Gates LLP on

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently issued a decision that permitted a frequent visiting nonspouse to maintain a “take-home” exposure claim under New Jersey law. Although the Court was...more

WPI Insider Briefing: Workplace Policy under the Trump Administration Begins to Take Shape as "Repeal and Replace" of the ACA...

by Littler on

Five months into President Trump's term, his administration's workplace policy is beginning to take shape. From notable developments at the Department of Labor (DOL), to long-awaited nominations to the National Labor...more

Beryllium Exposure Rule Going Through Changes, OSHA Admits

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The rule to lower permissible workplace exposure to beryllium is undergoing changes in a White House review, Occupational Safety and Health Administration deputy director for standards and guidance Maureen Ruskin has told...more

OSHA Beryllium Rule Lowering Exposure Limits Takes Effect, But It Faces Uncertain Future

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Regulation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to reduce worker exposures to beryllium “to prevent chronic beryllium disease and lung cancer” took effect on May 20, 2017. An OSHA spokesperson said on May...more

“Take-Home Toxins” Expand Duty of Care Imposed on Employers

A federal district court in Pennsylvania recently found that Accuratus Corporation (“Accuratus”), a ceramics manufacturer and supplier, could be liable under New Jersey law for chemical exposure injuries to the girlfriend and...more

Effective Date of Beryllium Rule Delayed Again

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

This week, OSHA announced a proposed delay in the effective date of its new Beryllium rule. Its second extension request. The effective date was previously delayed from January 9, 2017 until March 21, 2017....more

OSHA Issues Final Rule to Protect Workers from Beryllium Exposure

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a final rule “to prevent chronic beryllium disease and lung cancer” in workers by limiting their exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. Beryllium and...more

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