OSHA will start enforcing the final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in construction, shipyard, and general industries, on May 11, 2018.
To improve worker protection, OSHA has lowered the permissible exposure limit (PEL) by ten-fold for beryllium in general industry from 2 µg/m3 to 0.2 µg/m3 (8-hour TWA). The new OSHA rule also establishes a new short-term exposure limit for beryllium of 2.0 ug/m3, over a 15-minute sampling period.
SGS Galson has the capability in place to handle these changes, provide defensible data to the detection limit required and make it easy for you to collect samples. We participate in and been found proficient in the AIHA Proficiency Analytical Testing (PAT) and Laboratory Accreditation Programs studies to find if participants had the ability to adequately digest samples that contained Beryllium Oxide (BeO). In fact, using NIOSH 7102, we’ve been found proficient in the BeO PAT program since its inception.
We’re performing beryllium analysis by ICP/MS using OSHA ID125G. Our Quality Assurance team verifies each step of the method development and verification to validate sensitivity, accuracy and repeatability.
When testing for beryllium, SGS Galson, the word leader in IH analysis and monitoring solutions, offers advantages you won’t find anywhere else. You can use our FreePumpLoan™ program that provides the use of free air sampling pumps, sampling media and when SGS Galson performs the laboratory analysis.
We have ample capacity, superior quality and full accreditation to you’ll achieve lower OSHA PEL and maintain worker health.
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