Genetic Testing for Beryllium: Worker Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes

A larger share was used to organize the June 2008 beryllium forum in New Mexico where our interim findings were "reported back" to the community. Greg Winters (ETSU MPH candidate) arranged for Oak Ridge beryllium workers to teleconference with their peers in Española. TABLE OF CONTENTS. Abbreviations Executive Summary Introduction Methods

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Genetic Testing for Beryllium: Worker Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes

Beryllium is the first industrial toxicant for which a scientifically valid genetic susceptibility test may soon be available. The gold standard for a screening test is the positive predictive value (PPV).* For the Glu69 marker it ranges from about 12 to 43%. Certain rare alleles have been identified with PPV's ranging up to 100%.

Beryllium - Health Effects : OSH Answers - Canadian Centre for ...

Not all workers will develop sensitivity to beryllium. In most cases, a worker may be sensitized but there are no health symptoms. A blood test called beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT) can measure how blood cells react to beryllium. This test can be used for medical surveillance programs.

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Chronic Beryllium Disease - CHEST

Beryllium exposure remains an ongoing occupational health concern for workers worldwide. Since the initial Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ruling on a permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium in 1971, our understanding of the risks of beryllium sensitization and chronic beryllium disease (CBD) has evolved substantially. A new OSHA ruling released in early 2017 and ...

Recent OSHA Ruling Reduces Worker Beryllium Exposure - ProcessMAP

For this, there are valuable resources made available by the beryllium industry, including the experts themselves who are willing to share best practices on beryllium worker health protection. For more information, you can contact the Materion Product Safety Hotline at 1-800-862-4118 (outside the U.S.) or +1-216-383-4019 (within the U.S.).

Worker Health Study Summaries - Beryllium Processors

We studied 9,225 workers employed at 7 beryllium processing plants between 1940 and 1969. We based the study on work records that we got from the companies. We also obtained the death certificates of workers who had died. We counted the number of workers who died from each disease.

Beryllium - Overview | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Why is beryllium a hazard to workers? Workers in industries where beryllium is present may be exposed to beryllium by inhaling or contacting beryllium in the air or on surfaces. Inhaling or contacting beryllium can cause an immune response that results in an individual becoming sensitized to beryllium.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry is a collection of health and exposure information of individuals potentially at risk for chronic beryllium disease (CBD) due to their work at DOE-owned or leased facilities. Data reported to the Registry are analyzed and summarized for use in managing CBD prevention programs.

Beryllium Toxicity: Who Is at Risk of Exposure to Beryllium ...

Beryllium sensitization (BeS) is found in 1% - 16% of exposed workers tested with the blood Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Test (Saltini et al. 2001; Henneberger et al. 2001).Individuals may have BeS without disease, which is not associated with any symptoms or clinical abnormalities in pulmonary function tests or chest radiography.

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Action Level: concentration of airborne beryllium which prompts series of requirements. This is an eight hour time weighted average of . .2ug/m3 > Beryllium Worker: Person with the training and clearance from Medical to perform work that may produce levels in excess of Action Level > Beryllium Area: Area where concentration exceeds the Action ...

Beryllium and Worker Safety: What You Need to Know About OSHA ... - Nilfisk

Workers who inhale beryllium are at risk of developing lung cancer or chronic beryllium disease (CBD), which is a serious pulmonary disease that can be fatal. Between 1-3% of people exposed to beryllium develop CBD. In high-exposure occupations, that number can be as high as 14%. CBD can be treated, but it can't be cured.

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In a dramatic announcement on a national television news magazine in April 2000, Bill Richardson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), acknowledged that his agency collaborated with the beryllium industry to defeat a 1975 attempt by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to reduce workers' exposure to beryllium, a collaboration that was brought to public ...

Beryllium Program - Hanford Site

Beryllium is a lightweight, durable metal that has wide spread industrial applications. The use of beryllium at the Hanford site during fuel element production, and maintenance of selected industrial components and tools, has resulted in potential occupational beryllium exposure to current and former employees.

Resource Review: Beryllium Worker Refresher Training (HS4256-RW)

Beryllium Worker Refresher Training (HS4256-RW) Resource Review: Beryllium Worker Refresher Training (HS4256-RW) This course covers changes to the LLNL Be Safety Program. View Resource. Resource Details. Vendor/Sponsor. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Format. Online Training. Review Date.

Beryllium - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Beryllium: Worker Information on the BeLPT QuickCard (OSHA 4114 - 2021) (English: PDF) Preventing Adverse Health Effects from Exposure to Beryllium in Dental Laboratories (OSHA HIB 04-19-2002 - 2002) (English: PDF) Department of Labor logo. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Beryllium - Health Effects - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The medical surveillance requirements within the beryllium standards include the following provisions: Employers must offer medical surveillance to a worker within 30 days of meeting the criteria set forth in paragraph (k) (2) (i), and at least every two years thereafter for those who continue to meet the criteria in paragraph (k) (1).

Revising the Beryllium Standard for General Industry

On January 9, 2017, OSHA published a final rule on Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds ( 82 FR 2470 ). This rule created health standards for beryllium exposure in the general industry ( 29 CFR 1910.1024 ), construction ( 29 CFR 1926.1124 ), and shipyards ( 29 CFR 1915.1024) sectors.

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Months of turmoil followed within the beryllium industry. Workers at some plants went on strike. Surprisingly, a version of the regulation was enacted — but this turn of events has done considerable damage to people's confidence. 29 30 Some question if any amount of exposure to beryllium at all can be considered safe.

Beryllium Hazard Communication Program | Compliance Guide

Short-term exposure limit (STEL) - The employer must ensure that no employee is exposed to an airborne concentration of beryllium in excess of 2.0 μg/m3 as determined over a sampling period of 15 minutes. Action Level (AL) 1 µg/m 3 Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) 1 µg/m 3 Short-Term Exposure Limit (STEL) 2 µg/m 3 0.1 0.2 2.0

Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry | Department of Energy

Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance - DOE Technical Standard DOE-STD-1187-2007, June 2007 establishes procedures used to collect, analyze and report data. DOE-SPEC-1142-2001, April 2001- which provides a purchase specification for a screening test used in medical surveillance programs.

OSHA makes final rule revising beryllium standard - Anschutz Medical Campus

Beryllium is a lightweight metal often used to manufacture aerospace technology and everyday goods, from golf clubs to bicycles. Exposure to this element's dust, even a minuscule amount, is toxic. Beryllium can cause a range of serious health issues, including an incurable lung disease called chronic beryllium disease (CBD).

eLCOSH : Beryllium Fact Sheet

The fact sheet was designed to help explain to each worker why certain medical examinations/tests were being recommended. Beryllium is a very lightweight, strong, hard metal that is easy to shape. The Department of Energy has used beryllium for a long time because of its many uses in nuclear weapons and reactors. Chronic Beryllium Disease.

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Workers who inhale beryllium are at risk of developing lung cancer or chronic beryllium disease (CBD), which is a serious pulmonary disease that can be fatal. Between 1-3% of people exposed to beryllium develop CBD. In high-exposure occupations, that number can be as high as 14%. CBD can be treated, but it can't be cured.

Beryllium Worker Protection Model | Be Responsible

The Beryllium Worker Protection Model (BWPM) developed over time is the heart of Be Responsible and is based on eight elements that are to be embraced by management and workers alike. It is obvious that keeping beryllium out of the lungs is of utmost importance.

Worker Exposure to Beryllium Health Hazards - New Regulations are HERE ...

Recently OSHA has put new Beryllium Regulations in effect to lower worker exposure levels. Based on information on the health hazards of worker Beryllium exposure, OSHA has lowered the allowable exposure level by a factor of 10—from 2 ug/m 3 to 0.2 ug/m 3 —and create a separate standard for Beryllium (29 CFR 1910.1024).

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