Performed by trained personnel, exposure assessment is a structured process for recognizing, evaluating, documenting and developing controls for managing beryllium exposure and particle migration. One recognized strategy is described in the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s publication “A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures”.
A certified industrial hygienist can provide valuable assistance in conducting exposure assessments and determining the reliability of the sample results. The above named publication and a list of certified industrial hygiene consultants can be obtained from:
The following guidance information is provided to assist employers in understanding the exposure assessment options provided in OSHA’s Beryllium Standard 1910.1024