What are the Lead Risks Assessment Procedures

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: What is permissible exposure limit (PEL), what is the action level for lead, what are the trainings and precautionary measures mandated by OSHA, who should provide the lead training in the construction environment, how to properly conduct initial air monitoring, what is interim protection in construction industry.

Video Transcript

OSHA requires testing and monitoring for workers exposed to lead. BLL usually results for airborne exposure. OSHA has set two levels of lead in your breathing zone that when encountered require your employer and you to take specific action for your protection, the action level and the permissible exposure limit. The first, the action level is set to 30μg of lead per m3 of air average over an 8 hour work day. Whenever airborne lead reaches action level your employer will start a program of employee notification, exposure monitoring, medical surveillance and hazard awareness training. The second level, the permissible exposure limit or PEL is set to 50μg of lead per m3 of air. When exposure monitoring shows that airborne lead exceeds PEL your employer edge further protective measures to prevent your exposure or control it to the lowest practical level.