29 CFR Appendix A to section 1910.1024 - Operations for Establishing Beryllium Work Areas

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Appendix A to § 1910.1024 - Operations for Establishing Beryllium Work Areas

Paragraph (b) of this standard defines a beryllium work area as any work area where materials that contain at least 0.1 percent beryllium by weight are processed (1) during any of the operations listed in Appendix A of this standard, or (2) where employees are, or can reasonably be expected to be, exposed to airborne beryllium at or above the action level. Table A.1 in this appendix sets forth the operations that, where performed under the circumstances described in the column heading above the particular operations, trigger the requirement for a beryllium work area.

Table A.1 - Operations for Establishing Beryllium Work Areas Where Processing Materials Containing at Least 0.1 Percent Beryllium by Weight

Beryllium metal alloy operations
(generally <10% beryllium by weight)
Beryllium composite operations
(generally >10% beryllium by weight) and beryllium metal operations
Beryllium oxide operations
Abrasive Blasting. Abrasive Blasting. Abrasive Blasting.
Abrasive Processing. Abrasive Processing. Abrasive Processing.
Abrasive Sawing. Abrasive Sawing. Abrasive Sawing.
Annealing. Annealing. Boring.
Bright Cleaning. Atomizing. Brazing (>1,100 °C).
Brushing. Attritioning. Broaching with green ceramic.
Buffing. Blanking. Brushing.
Burnishing. Bonding. Buffing.
Casting. Boring. Centerless grinding.
Centerless Grinding. Breaking. Chemical Cleaning.
Chemical Cleaning. Bright Cleaning. Chemical Etching.
Chemical Etching. Broaching. CNC Machining.
Chemical Milling. Brushing. Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP).
Dross Handling. Buffing. Crushing.
Deburring (grinding). Burnishing. Cutting.
Electrical Chemical Machining (ECM). Casting. Deburring (grinding).
Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM). Centerless Grinding. Deburring (non-grinding).
Extrusion. Chemical Cleaning. Destructive Testing.
Forging. Chemical Etching Dicing.
Grinding. Chemical Milling. Drilling.
Heat Treating (in air). CNC Machining Dry/wet Tumbling.
High Speed Machining (>10,000 rpm). Cold Isostatic Pressing. Extrusion.
Hot Rolling. Cold Pilger. Filing by Hand.
Lapping. Crushing. Firing of Green Ceramic.
Laser Cutting. Cutting. Firing of Refractory Metallization (>1,100 °C).
Laser Machining. Deburring. Grinding.
Laser Scribing. Dicing. Honing.
Laser Marking. Drawing. Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP).
Melting. Drilling. Lapping.
Photo-Etching. Dross Handling. Laser Cutting.
Pickling. Electrical Chemical Machining (ECM). Laser Machining.
Point and Chamfer. Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM). Laser Scribing.
Polishing. Extrusion. Laser Marking.
Torch Cutting (i.e., oxy-acetylene). Filing by Hand. Machining.
Tumbling. Forging. Milling.
Water-jet Cutting. Grinding. Piercing.
Welding. Heading. Mixing.
Sanding. Heat Treating. Plasma Spray.
Slab Milling. Honing. Polishing.
Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP). Powder Handling.
Lapping. Powder Pressing.
Laser Cutting. Reaming.
Laser Machining. Sanding.
Laser Scribing. Sectioning.
Laser Marking. Shearing.
Machining. Sintering of Green Ceramic.
Melting. Sintering of Refractory Metallization (>1,100 °C).
Milling. Snapping.
Mixing. Spray Drying.
Photo-Etching. Tape Casting.
Pickling. Turning.
Piercing. Water Jet Cutting.
Plasma Spray.
Point and Chamfer.
Powder Handling.
Powder Pressing.
Roll Bonding.
Sawing (tooth blade).
Spray Drying.
Tensile Testing.
Torch Cutting (i.e., oxy acetylene).
Vapor Deposition.
Water-Jet Cutting.
[82 FR 2736, Jan. 9, 2017, as amended at 83 FR 19948, May 7, 2018; 83 FR 39360, Aug. 9, 2018; 85 FR 42625, July 14, 2020]

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