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How to Properly Control Lead Exposure in Construction Industry

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: What are the three main categories of potential lead exposure, what are the tasks need to be done when the exposure is ten times the PEL, what are the tasks need to be done when the exposure is up to 50 times the PEL, what are the tasks need to be done when the concentrations generate more than 50 times the PEL, who will provide appropriate PPE according to category of exposure to lead, what are the different situations of air monitoring lead concentrations, what are the informations you need to be aware of regarding the results of air monitoring. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 21 minutes full length version.

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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:

Video Transcript

If lead is present in any amount your employer is required to measure actual lead levels in the air where you work. Air samples representing an entire shift are collected in each work area and your personal exposure maybe monitored, until this air monitoring proved otherwise certain construction jobs are assumed to expose to lead above the permissible exposure or PEL. If lead coating are present you must be protective against exposure in excess of 500 micrograms per cubic meter if you are using lead containing motor, lead burning, cleaning power tools without dust collection systems and moving or removing abrasive blasting enclosures. You must be provided with the level of protection that is appropriate. Anytime air monitoring shows level above the PEL your employer will begin testing properly.