This training session will help you be able to know potential workplace lead exposure hazards; understand the health hazards and symptoms of lead exposure; know the permissible exposure limits; understand what medical surveillance is required; and know what air monitoring is and why it’s required.
Why “Lead Safety—General Industry” Matters:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extensive regulations that cover potential exposure to lead. OSHA’s standards require that employees potentially exposed to lead must be trained in a number of topics, including health hazards of lead, operations that could result in exposure, restricted areas, engineering controls, medical surveillance, personal protective equipment (PPE), hygiene and housekeeping, and decontamination procedures.
- Although lead has been banned for many uses today, it is still produced in a few industries and widely found in older materials.
- Exposure to lead can have harmful short- and long-term health effects.
- It’s important that you know what you can do to protect yourself from the effects of lead exposure.