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New Federal Rules Could Shield Workers from Common Lung Toxin

Posted 6 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 – A new standard to significantly reduce American workers' exposure to the lung disease-causing metal beryllium has been proposed by the federal government. The new rule would affect about 35,000 workers covered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and could prevent nearly 100 deaths and 50 serious illnesses a year. People ...

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