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August 18, 2011

How to Safely Work with Lead – OSHA Lead Standards

OSHA cites lead over-exposure as one of the most common over-exposures and presents a prevalent cause of workplace illness.  Lead poisoning is considered a major public health risk, and children under the age of 6 are especially susceptible to the effects as they are in the quick stages of neurological and physical development. OSHA provides information on subject of lead poisoning, providing information on OSHA standards, as well as information on health effects.
The Mayo Clinic provides extensive information regarding the symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, diagnosis and treatments for lead poisoning. They also stress the importance of prevention. They provide suggestions for simple measures to take, as well as a few specific things to keep in mind when doing home renovation or other projects that might involve exposure to lead.

The Video On Demand training, “OSHA Lead Standards” explains the Permissible Exposure Limit and Action Level established by OSHA standards. The course details the health effects of lead over-exposure, exposure limits, exposure assessments, control plans, Personal Protective Equipment, and hygiene practices. By explaining OSHA lead standards, this training provides workers with the skills needed to safely work around lead or lead-based materials.

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