Evaluation of ESOH Related Mission Risks

The Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (BHSC) is committed to preventing beryllium sensitization and Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD) and other adverse health effects that can be caused by workplace exposure to beryllium.  The BHSC is primarily comprised of occupational health, analytical, and operations personnel involved with beryllium processing issues for primarily the Department of Energy, Department of Defense and the Atomic Weapons complexes in the US and UK.

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Interlaboratory evaluation of an extraction and fluorescence method for the determination of trace beryllium in soils pdf [144 KB]

An article from the Journal of Environmental Monitoring, July 2008, by Cronin et al., on a new technique for assessing BE in soils

Data Reporting pdf [88 KB]

Draft White Papers on Beryllium developed by the DOEs Beryllium Health and Safety Committee. The POC for these activities is Mike Brisson, WSRC Analytical Laboratories, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC 29808 1-803-952-4400

Ecological Toxicity pdf [1.12 MB]

Information related to the Phase I Impact Assessment Meeting for Beryllium held on 1 March 2007.

External Peer Review of EPAs Toxicological Review of Beryllium and Compounds pdf [299 KB]

External reviewer comments on EPAs toxicological review of beryllium and compounds.

Toxicological Review of Beryllium and Compounds, Revised May 2008 pdf [646 KB]

Prepared by U.S. EPA, In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) April 1998, Revised May, 2008

BHSC Newsletter for October 2008 pdf [166 KB]
RSC article on BE and chronic disease pdf [1.03 MB]

Article on Be and chronic disease

Research Needs pdf [141 KB]

Draft White Papers on Beryllium developed by the DOEs Beryllium Health and Safety Committee. The POC for these activities is Mike Brisson, WSRC Analytical Laboratories, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC 29808 1-803-952-4400