Department Updates Beryllium Safety Standards to Protect Alaska Workers
June 14, 2018
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development has updated regulations to strengthen safety standards for workers and maintain federal compliance for Alaska’s occupational safety and health program. The regulations were available for public comment before they were signed by Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott, and they will go into effect June 21, 2018.
The new regulations adopt the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s beryllium standard for general industry. The new regulations also adopt the 2018 edition of the Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents and Biological Exposure Indices in the Work Environment, published by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, into the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s physical agent regulations. The regulations also bring several references and citations up to date.
More information about the new regulations, including the filing certification, can be found on the State of Alaska online public notice system.