Beryllium

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Feb 01, 2011
Preventing Sensitization and Disease from Beryllium Exposure

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2011-107/

Workers exposed to particles, fumes, mists, or solutions from beryllium-containing materials may develop beryllium sensitization or chronic beryllium disease, a potentially disabling or even fatal respiratory disease.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 01, 2009
IRSST Studies and Research Projects: Beryllium and Decontamination (PDF)

http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-614.pdf

This study evaluates the effectiveness of different cleaning solutions, three surface sampling techniques and cleaning and decontamination techniques used in the field.

Source: IRSST

Feb 01, 2009
Interactive Guide to Working Safely with Beryllium and Beryllium-Containing Materials

http://www.berylliumsafety.com/

This Interactive Guide was created to provide employers and employees throughout the supply chain with guidance to working safely with beryllium and beryllium-containing materials.

Source: Brush Wellman Inc.

Aug 01, 2006
Beryllium Worker Safety: A Training in 6 Modules (PDF)

http://www.lanl.gov/safety/videos/beryllium/

Facilitator training reference manual for beryllium workers and managers/supervisors. These training materials have been designed for use by any Department of Energy (DOE) site that conducts training on the health risks of beryllium, as provided by the Department of Energy.

Source: DOE

Aug 01, 2006
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Beryllium

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/beryllium/

This topic page summarizes information about beryllium hazards and provides links to NIOSH research and resources on beryllium.

Source: NIOSH

Aug 01, 2006
About Chronic Beryllium Disease

http://www.nationaljewish.org/disease-info/diseases/occ-med/beryllium/about/beryllium/index.aspx

Learn more about beryllium disease including what causes it; how it happens; its symptoms; and how the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT) is used to help diagnose it.

Source: National Jewish Medical & Research Center

Oct 01, 2004
Beryllium Research Highlights

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/beryllium/newsletter.html

An update about NIOSH's ongoing beryllium research findings.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 01, 2004
NIOSH Worker Notification Program: Beryllium Processors (Beryllium)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/pgms/worknotify/Beryllium.html

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Source: NIOSH

Dec 01, 2002
Hazard Info Bulletin Addresses Beryllium Exposure in Dental Labs (PDF)

http://www.osha.gov/dts/hib/hib_data/hib20020419.pdf

This Hazard Information Bulletin is to inform employers and employees about the risk of dental laboratory technicians developing chronic beryllium disease (CBD). It also provides information on the ways in which beryllium exposures can be reduced, the type of protective equipment...

Source: OSHA

Dec 01, 2002
Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services: Beryllium (PDF)

http://www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/0222.pdf

Revised 2007

Source: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services