What are the Effects of Exposure to Lead

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: What is the standard provided by OSHA regarding lead exposure in construction environments, what makes lead poisonous, how do workers take lead into their bodies, how the standard applies to you and your company, what are the effects of lead overexposure, what are the common symptoms of long term lead exposure, what is the major health effects of acute overexposure, what are the symptoms of acute overexposure. 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:

  • What are the Effects of Exposure to Lead
  • Contents of the standards
  • "Measurement" concept:
  • Permissible exposure limits (PEL)
  • Time weighted average (TWA)
  • Action levels
  • Exposure assessment and monitoring.
  • Methods of compliance.
  • Hygiene and housekeeping.
  • Medical surveillance.
  • and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 21 minutes preview.

Video Transcript

One's lead is ingested nor inhaled, it enters the bloodstream a small that is filtered out and excreted but most of it remains building up slowly in blood, tissue, organs and in long bones like arms, legs and wrists. There are certain rare cases when massive exposure leads to extreme reactions such as seizures, coma and even death. Most commonly blood poisoning occurs as result of chronic exposure to lower doses. During the exposure process, disruption of blood supply resulting in anemia, weakness, color and fatigue can occur since the blood is unable to carry sufficient oxygen. The most severe form of lead poisoning result to damage to central nervous system and the brain it may also be extensive kidney damage or even death. Another very serious effect chronic over exposure to lead is that impairs reproductive system of both men and women.