Interactive Guide


Welcome to the Interactive Guide to Working Safely with Beryllium and Beryllium-containing Materials. This Interactive Guide was created to provide employees and employers 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 for 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 the Interactive Guide is the 8-element 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 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.

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 beyond its control. The user is responsible to evaluate all available information 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