What is Lead Exposure Medical Surveillance Program

This 5 minutes safety training video covers: What are the contents of medical surveillance program, what is blood lead level (BLL) and zinc protoporphyrin level, what are the additional blood sampling based on the results of initial tests, what are the other part of medical surveillance program, what is the basis of temporary medical removal, how do you get tested for lead poisoning, what is the purpose of temporary medical removal, what are the conditions that make you more susceptible to lead exposure, what are the medical removal protection benefits employers should provide, how to maintain records of workers who were exposed to lead.

Video Transcript

One of the most important parts of your employer’s lead safety program is medical surveillance, while exposure monitoring keeps track of airborne lead. Medial surveillance make sure that lead inside your body remains at safe level. Medical surveillance consists of an initial blood test before you start working around lead this is called initial medical monitoring. Later examinations are provided base on your level of exposure and the level of lead in your blood, you should also be check anytime you experience symptoms of lead exposure or if you’re thinking about having a baby. If you’re exposed to lead at or above the action level more than a total of 30 days then any consecutive 12 month period you must be offered an opportunity to participate in a full medical surveillance program.