Lead Poisoning (US)
Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. It is still used in the workplace in many industries. Exposure to lead can cause serious health effects, so it’s important that you understand what they are and how you can avoid them. In addition, you have certain rights, and your employer has certain responsibilities with regard to potential lead exposure that you need to be aware of. This training is designed to provide you with the information you need to protect yourself from overexposure lead in your place of work.
3. Health Effects
4. Safety Measures
- List common uses and sources of lead.
- State the acute and chronic health hazards of lead and the blood lead level above which your risk of these hazards increases.
- Define OSHA’s permissible exposure limit (PEL) and action level for lead and the requirements your employer must meet to monitor your exposure to lead in the workplace.
- State the protective measures your employer is required to put in place to reduce your lead exposure to safe levels.
- List hygiene practices you must follow to minimize your risk of exposure to lead.
- State your rights and your employer’s responsibilities regarding medical surveillance, medical removal protection and recordkeeping.
- Describe the action you must take if you believe you have been overexposed to lead.
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