WEBINAR A Study of an OSHA Beryllium PEL Exceedance at One Coal Fired Power Plant

Earn 1.0 Contact Hour

Webinar – 
A Study of an OSHA Beryllium PEL Exceedance at One Coal Fired Power Plant
March 10, 2021
2:00–3:00 PM ET



While performing personal air monitoring to comply with the new OSHA Beryllium standard in mid-2019, one coal fired power plants actually yielded the quite unexpected finding of Beryllium present at levels above the PEL. The journey of this matter from start to finish poses a very interesting tale, and yields some important lessons learned.

Learning Objectives

Attendess will:

  • Be able to elucidate the typical concentration of beryllium in coal ash, how such a small concentration can result in an exposure above an OEL, and the significance of 29 CFR 1910.1024(a)(3).
  • Be able to identify what operation in a coal fired power plant is generally most likely to present the greatest Beryllium exposure opportunity.
  • Be able to name four effective controls that may lessen exposure of baghouse workers at coal fired power plants to beryllium.
  • Be able to recite current established exposure limits for Beryllium.
  • Be able to explain potential health effects of beryllium exposure.
  • Understand the difference between a Beryllium Work Area and a Beryllium Regulated Area.

Who Should Attend This Webinar?

Anyone responsible for overseeing or performing exposure assessments for hazardous air contaminants, or anyone interested in Beryllium.


This webinar contains 1.0 contact hours and may be eligible for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) CM credit. See the ABIH website (abih.org) for CM credit criteria. This webinar may also qualify for CSP recertification points. See the BCSP website (bcsp.org) for details. Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the webinar from ACGIH must attend the live webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items.

What is an ACGIH® Webinar?

ACGIH is dedicated to providing quality, scientific, educational events. One method of doing this is to offer distance-learning webinars. A webinar, short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Webinars are as effective as on-site presentations without the travel expense. This ACGIH webinar is 1.0 hours in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with no option for call in audio.