Why Copper Titanium, not Copper beryllium?
A significant disadvantage of Copper Beryllium is the toxicity of its dust, fumes and soluble salts, which can cause a severe health hazard to the work force dealing in Copper Beryllium, which is known as Chronic Beryllium Disease popularly known as (CBD), an irreversible and sometimes fatal scarring of lungs.
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) a body responsible for protecting worker health and safety in the United States has been formulating plans and standards for the general industry, construction and the shipyard industry to limit the exposure to beryllium amongst the employees and to inculcate certain procedures to control the serious and sometimes fatal diseases which comes with the use of Beryllium. OSHA estimates that the above rule shall save 90 lives from beryllium related diseases and prevent 46 new cases of CBD each year, once the effect of the rule is fully realized.
In 2017, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to prevent chronic beryllium disease and lung cancer in American workers by limiting their exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. The rule contains standards for refineries, general industry, construction, and shipyards.
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