Interactive Guide

The Interactive Guide is currently being updated to improve accessibility, content and presentation. Please visit again after July 1, 2022 to access and utilize the improved version of the Interactive Guide. In the meantime, please contact us at +1.800.862.4118 or by e mail at if you have questions regarding the safe use and handling of beryllium-containing materials.

Welcome to the online version of the 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.  This innovative guide uses the latest computer-based e-learning technologies to bring you beryllium hazard communication training customized specifically to the work you perform.  All you have to do is provide input on the operations and tasks you perform.  The program then provides you guidance on what you need to know and what you need to do to work safely with beryllium and beryllium-containing materials.  The end result is a better informed worker and employer who can work together to help ensure a safe workplace.

The main tool introduced in this Interactive Guide is the 8-step beryllium Worker Protection Model (WPM) that describes beryllium health and safety practices in a format that is easy-to-understand and navigate.  The purpose of the WPM is to prevent chronic beryllium disease.  Applying the beryllium WPM can be as simple as requiring those types of controls typically found in most industrial operations to requiring significant additional controls and full consideration of all elements of this model. 

If you are ready, press the "Start" button to begin the Interactive Guide.  If you are having trouble viewing the Interactive Guide online or would prefer to receive a copy of the Interactive Guide on CD, please press the "Request a Copy" and complete the form provided.  A copy of the Interactive Guide on CD will then be sent to you.  Once you receive the CD, simply insert into your CD drive and the Interactive Guide will self start to get you up and running in seconds so you can learn more about working safely with beryllium and beryllium-containing materials.

This Interactive Guide has been prepared using information and data from sources considered to be technically reliable and is believed to be correct. Materion makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information contained herein. Materion cannot anticipate all conditions under which this information and the subject products may be used and the actual conditions of use are beyond its control. The user is responsible to evaluate all available information when using the subject product for any particular use and to comply with all federal, state, provincial and local laws, directives, statutes and regulations.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact us at:

Materion Brush Inc.
Product Stewardship Department
6070 Parkland Boulevard
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
216 486 4200
800 862 4118