May 21, 2002

Clarification of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 850 (10 CPR 850), Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program, Paragraph 850.34(g)

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarification regarding the reporting of beryllium sensitization (BeS) and chronic beryllium disease (CBD) as required by paragraph 850.34(g) of the Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program rule (10 CFR 850).  Paragraph 850.34(g) requires employers to “report on the applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reporting form BeS, CBD, or any other abnormal condition or disorder of workers caused or aggravated by occupational exposure to beryllium. The following explanation provides clarification and guidance on this requirement.   Each case of work-related CBD will be recorded on the OSHA Form 300, “Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses,” to classify the case. (Prior to January 1, 2002, OSHA Form 200, “Log and Summary of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses,” was used for this purpose.)  DOE Form 5484.3, “Individual Accident/Incidence Report,” the DOE equivalent  to OSHA Form 101, “Supplementary Record of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses,” (now OSHA Form 301) will continue to be used to provide supplementary information on each CBD case included in the log.