Builders, OSHA reach settlement in toxic beryllium dust

Most common types of construction work shouldn’t trigger contractors needing to protect workers from toxic beryllium dust, federal safety regulators and the National Association of Home Builders and Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. agreed in a federal court settlement, according to Bloomberg Law.

Their resolution Tuesday of the lawsuit against OSHA at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ends a dispute that began in 2017 over whether home builders and commercial contractors must evaluate whether workers doing common tasks such as cutting bricks or excavation were endangered by beryllium dust.

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