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Outcome of Beryllium RMOA

On February 4, 2016, the German Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (BAuA) held a meeting to present the outcome of their evaluation of Beryllium. It invited the companies and industry representatives that have been engaged in the risk management option analysis (RMOA) consultations including representatives from BeST, the German Federation of Industries (BDI), the […]

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How to Set a Beryllium OEL

OEL for Beryllium Metal at a Glance -page-001BeST would like to outline some important scientific factors that need to be considered when deriving an occupational exposure limit (OEL) for Beryllium. In order to protect workers from developing Chronic Beryllium Disease, maximum levels of airborne-Beryllium in the workplace should not be exceeded. The debate on which is the right level must consider a number […]

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Have you ever wondered why we have beryllium on Earth?

Following Forbes journalist, Ethan Siegel, a NASA columnist and professor at Lewis & Clark College, the whole process of forming different elements started right after the Big Bang, when the universe had cooled enough to let the first Mendeleev’s elements come together. Yet, beryllium is not one of the “heavy” elements, thus it was not possible for it […]

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  • About BeST


    The Beryllium Science and Technology Association (BeST) is a nonprofit organization based in Brussels operating under Belgium law.

    BeST represents the suppliers of Beryllium in the EU market, as well as traders and industries whose commercial operations depends significantly on this material.

    It aims to secure sustainable growth of the market for beryllium whilst promoting the benefits of Beryllium in Europe.

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