Regulated and Restricted Access Areas
(a)Beryllium work area.
(A)Establish and maintain a beryllium work area in work area containing a process or operation that can release beryllium where employees are, or can reasonably be expected to be, exposed to airborne beryllium at any level or where there is the potential for dermal contact with beryllium.
(B)Identify each beryllium work area through signs or any other methods that adequately establish and inform each employee of the boundaries of each beryllium work area.
(A)Establish a regulated area wherever an employee’s exposure to airborne concentrations of beryllium is, or can reasonably be expected to be, in excess of the PEL.
(B)Demarcate regulated areas from the rest of the workplace in a manner that minimizes the number of employees exposed to beryllium within the regulated area. Post legible and easily visible signs at all entrances to regulated areas that bear the following legend.
(C)Limit access to regulated areas to:
(i)Persons authorized by the employer and required by work duties to be present in the regulated area;
(ii)Any person entering such an area as a designated representative of employees for the purpose of exercising the right to observe monitoring procedures under 437-002-2027 (Rope Descent & Rope Access Systems); and
(iii)Any person authorized by law to be in a regulated area.
(D)Provide and ensure each employee and the employee’s designated representative entering a regulated area uses:
(i)Appropriate respiratory protection in accordance with 437-002-2030 (Respiratory Protection),
(ii)Appropriate personal protective equipment in accordance with 437-002-2031 (Delayed Effective Dates for Walking-Working Surfaces).
(2)Restricted access for construction activities. For employers engaged in construction activities;
(a)Written procedures. Develop and implement written procedures to restrict access to work areas, where airborne exposures are, or can reasonably be expected to be, above the TWA PEL or STEL, to minimize the number of employees exposed to beryllium and their level of exposure, including exposures generated by other employers or sole proprietors. Procedures must be part of the written exposure control plan required by 437-002-2029 (Methods of Compliance).
(b)Competent person. Designate a competent person to ensure the procedures are followed.
Rule 437-002-2028 — Regulated and Restricted Access Areas,