OSHA Issues Final Rule for Beryllium

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Re: OSHA Issues Final Rule for Beryllium

Post by John Hasler » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:43 pm

warmstrong1955 wrote:As I recall, it's the dust that is bad, if you inhale it. So machine it, grind it, whatever, there can be a problem without the proper PPE.
I don't think the finished beryllium is hazardous, but with OSHA....who knows. They think Mother's milk is a carcinogen.
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The dust is dangerous if you breath air containing high levels of it (i.e., grinding it without ventilation) or low levels over a long period of time (i.e., you machine it for a living and take no special precautions).

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Re: OSHA Issues Final Rule for Beryllium

Post by atunguyd » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:02 pm

Bill I love that! Dangerous element, avoid exposure to it! Aah hell lets use it to make spoons! That'll work!


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Re: OSHA Issues Final Rule for Beryllium

Post by warmstrong1955 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:17 pm

atunguyd wrote:Bill I love that! Dangerous element, avoid exposure to it! Aah hell lets use it to make spoons! That'll work!
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The spoons were one of the many little things that my Dad had made, when he found a way to make beryllium ductile.
No worries....they weren't made for eating your frosted flakes, or even stirring your coffee.....just to show, to the Feds, that forming was possible.
They were one of the first. The things like the ashtray came later, as the process was improved.

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Re: OSHA Issues Final Rule for Beryllium

Post by atunguyd » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:20 pm

Aaah that ruined it for me. You should have been all aussie like and said something like "over here we eat our wheatpix with these"

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Re: OSHA Issues Final Rule for Beryllium

Post by warmstrong1955 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:32 pm

atunguyd wrote:Aaah that ruined it for me. You should have been all aussie like and said something like "over here we eat our wheatpix with these"

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Sorry....here in the US, we only munch on Al-u-bloody-minium.....not beryllium....
Although....beryllium is used in tooth fillings.....

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Re: OSHA Issues Final Rule for Beryllium

Post by SteveHGraham » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:08 pm

You can use them to make neutron initiators for homemade atom bombs.
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Re: OSHA Issues Final Rule for Beryllium

Post by GlennW » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:35 pm

I use BeCu valve guides, and for a while, maybe still, it was common for valve seats in the cylinder heads of Sprint Cup cars.

Excellent heat transfer and wear characteristics.

Inhaling it is what is hazardous.
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