Demarcation – Regulated Area
Regulated area means an area, including temporary work areas where maintenance or non-routine tasks are performed, where an employee's airborne exposure exceeds, or can reasonably be expected to exceed, either the time-weighted average (TWA) permissible exposure limit (PEL) or short term exposure limit (STEL).
The employer must provide and display warning signs at each approach to a regulated area so that each employee is able to read and understand the signs and take necessary protective steps before entering the area.
The employer must ensure that the warning signs are legible and readily visible.
The employer must ensure each warning sign bears the following legend:
MAY CAUSE CANCER
CAUSES DAMAGE TO LUNGS AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY
WEAR RESPIRATORY PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT IN THIS AREA
The following sign example is available for your consideration and use in fulfilling this compliance obligation:
Beryllium Regulated Area Sign Example