For each employee working in a beryllium work area, the employer must:
Provide readily accessible washing facilities in accordance with this standard and the Sanitation standard (§ 1910.141) to remove beryllium from the hands, face, and neck; and
Ensure that employees who have dermal contact with beryllium wash any exposed skin at the end of the activity, process, or work shift and prior to eating, drinking, smoking, chewing tobacco or gum, applying cosmetics, or using the toilet.
In addition to the requirements of paragraph (i)(1)(i) of this standard, the employer must provide employees who work in a beryllium work area with a designated change room in accordance with this standard and the Sanitation standard (§ 1910.141) where employees are required to remove their personal clothing.
The employer must provide showers in accordance with the Sanitation standard (§ 1910.141) where:
Airborne exposure exceeds, or can reasonably be expected to exceed, the TWA PEL or STEL; and
Beryllium can reasonably be expected to contaminate employees' hair or body parts other than hands, face, and neck.
Employers required to provide showers under paragraph (i)(3)(i) of this standard must ensure that each employee showers at the end of the work shift or work activity if:
The employee reasonably could have had airborne exposure above the TWA PEL or STEL; and
Beryllium could reasonably have contaminated the employee's hair or body parts other than hands, face, and neck.
Wherever the employer allows employees to consume food or beverages at a worksite where beryllium is present, the employer must ensure that:
Surfaces in eating and drinking areas are as free as practicable of beryllium;
Eating and drinking facilities provided by the employer are in accordance with the Sanitation standard (§ 1910.141).
No employees enter any eating or drinking area with personal protective clothing or equipment unless, prior to entry, surface beryllium has been removed from the clothing or equipment by methods that do not disperse beryllium into the air or onto an employee's body; and
The employer must ensure that no employees eat, drink, smoke, chew tobacco or gum, or apply cosmetics in regulated areas.