This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What are the contents of lead written compliance program, what are the different methods to limit employee exposure to lead, how employer reduce the potential exposure of the employees, how to effectively use respirators in construction industry, why OSHA requires respirator fit testing, who provides instruction regarding proper usage of respirators, maintenance and when to change cartridge filters.This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 21 minutes full length version.
This program was created specifically for OSHA’s Lead Standards for construction environments, and was designed for employees in workplaces where lead and lead-based materials are found. Lead is poisonous. If it’s taken into the body, it can cause serious health problems and even be fatal. Most people who are exposed to lead today are exposed on the job. OSHA estimates that more than 800,000 U.S. workers work around lead regularly.
Construction workers can be exposed to lead while doing demolition work, abrasive blasting, rivet busting, welding or cutting painted metal, using mortar that contains lead, and performing numerous other tasks.
Atlantic Training’s OSHA Lead Standards in Construction Training DVD program address the major areas of employee training required by the regulations. Because of the widespread use of lead-based paints, as well as other materials containing lead, these products are useful to a number of different groups including building/construction companies, manufacturers, recyclers and many others.
OSHA Lead Standards in Construction Training DVD Covers:
All respirators should be approved with a Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and health (NIOSH). Different kinds of respirators were approved for specific exposure level. Be sure air purifying respirators are equipped with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) or combination filters which include hepa filters. These filters are 99.97% efficient in trapping particles larger than three-tenths of a micron. When you get your respirator make sure it fix properly against your face. Comfort is just as important as a good seal, cover the exhaust and try to exhale gently again proper seal prevented the air leaving the respirator when the exhaust is covered. Change your respirator filters whenever you noticed an increase in breathing resistant.