The European Commission launched the RoHS evaluation Roadmap on 14 September 2018 – Feedback can be submitted by end of today (12 October 2018). According to the roadmap, the RoHS Directive will be reviewed by July 2021 and information from stakeholders will be gathered through (i) a public consultation in Spring 2019, (ii) targeted interviews (Member […]
BeST has joined, as official campaign partner, EU-OSHA’s two-year workplace campaign entitled “Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances”. EU-OSHA is the European Union information agency for occupational safety and health. Their Healthy Workplaces Campaigns are flagship awareness raising activities that aim at promoting safety and health at the workplace across Europe. The 2018/2019 Healthy Workplaces Manage […]
On 5 April 2018, the European Commission proposed an OEL of 600 ng/m3 as an 8-hour Time Weighted Average (TWA) for “Inhalable” beryllium-containing particulates, for a transition period of 5 years, to be subsequently reduced to 200 ng/m3 inhalable 8h TWA after the transitional period. BeST endorses the OEL of 600 ng/m3 inhalable 8h TWA for the transitional […]
With the addition of CBL Ceramics LTD, a manufacturer of advanced ceramics specializing in beryllium oxide ceramics, BeST has a total of three full members and three associate members gathering all the main players of the Beryllium industry and actively cooperating to protect all workers handling beryllium-containing materials.
In this issue: Where protection starts – safe working with Beryllium; BeST supports safer worker campaign; EU to do more on sourcing of Critical Raw Materials; Critical Raw Materials and Circular Economy; U.S. List includes Beryllium; Rare emerald-beryl found in Russian Urals; Kazakh scientists obtain U.S. patent for Beryllium extraction technology; Worker Safety in the […]