The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced a proposed delay in the effective date of the rule entitled Occupational Exposure to Beryllium, from March 21st, 2017, to May 20th, 2017. The announcement follows a White House memorandum (“Regulatory Freeze Pending Review”) issued January 20th, 2017, that directed the department to undertake a review of any new or pending regulations and temporarily postpone the date that they would take effect. OSHA published the final beryllium rule on January 9th, and, in response to the order, previously announced the effective date would be postponed to March 21st, 2017, now May 20th. The proposed extension of the effective date will not affect the compliance dates of the beryllium rule.
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