The objective of this training session is to protect your health and keep you productive. At the end of the training session, you will be able to understand lead hazards, exposure, and control; respiratory protection; medical surveillance; information about chelating agents; engineering controls and work practices; and your right to access medical and air sampling records as well as a copy of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lead standard for construction.
Why “Lead Safety in Construction” Matters:
- Lead overexposure is a leading cause of workplace illness.
- The health hazards of lead exposure are well-documented.
- The more likely health hazard is the result of long-term exposure to low levels of lead.
- Learn the job tasks that risk lead exposure.
- Know the symptoms of lead exposure.
- Use ventilation.
- Always wear your respirator.
- Follow hygiene practices.