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. 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 is Lead Exposure Medical Surveillance Program
  • 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.
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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.