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Preventing Sensitization and Disease from Beryllium Exposure
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.
IRSST Studies and Research Projects: Beryllium and Decontamination (PDF)
This study evaluates the effectiveness of different cleaning solutions, three surface sampling techniques and cleaning and decontamination techniques used in the field.
Interactive Guide to Working Safely with Beryllium and Beryllium-Containing Materials
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.
Beryllium Worker Safety: A Training in 6 Modules (PDF)
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.
About Chronic Beryllium Disease
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.
Beryllium Research Highlights
An update about NIOSH's ongoing beryllium research findings.
NIOSH Worker Notification Program: Beryllium Processors (Beryllium)
Hazard Info Bulletin Addresses Beryllium Exposure in Dental Labs (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...
Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services: Beryllium (PDF)