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1 OSHA LEAD STANDARDS. 2 GENERAL INDUSTRY LEAD STANDARD 29 CFR 1910.1025 u SCOPE AND APPLICATION l Applies to all occupational exposure to lead except:

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1 1 OSHA LEAD STANDARDS

2 2 GENERAL INDUSTRY LEAD STANDARD 29 CFR u SCOPE AND APPLICATION l Applies to all occupational exposure to lead except: u construction u agriculture

3 3 SELECTED DEFINITIONS u ACTION LEVEL (AL) 30  g/m 3 u PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE LIMIT (PEL) 50  g/m 3

4 4 SELECTED DEFINITIONS  ALLOWABLE EXPOSURE (in  g/m 3 ) 400 # hours worked

5 5 EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT u INITIAL DETERMINATION l To determine whether employees are exposed at above the action level l May rely on historical data

6 6 EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT u NEGATIVE INITIAL DETERMINATION l No exposure at or above the action level l Additional monitoring is not required unless there is a change in: v equipment, process, control, personnel or task resulting in levels at or above the action level l Document

7 7 EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT u POSITIVE INITIAL DETERMINATION l Exposure at or above the AL and below the PEL u Conduct monitoring representative of each exposed employee l May use historical data l Additional monitoring - every 6 months l Document

8 8 EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT u POSITIVE INITIAL DETERMINATION l Exposure at or above the PEL u Conduct monitoring representative of each exposed employee l May use historical data l Additional monitoring - every 3 months l Document

9 9 METHODS OF COMPLIANCE u Exposures > PEL for more than 30 days per year l Engineering Controls l Work Practice Controls

10 10 RESPIRATORY PROTECTION u REQUIRED:  while engineering and work practice controls are being installed or implemented  during activities when engineering and work practice controls are not feasible  where engineering and work practice controls are not feasible to reduce exposures below PEL

11 11 RESPIRATORY PROTECTION u Must be provided whenever an employee requests a respirator.

12 12 RESPIRATORY PROTECTION u Must provide a PAPR whenever an employee requests one and it is protective against the level of exposure.

13 13 EXPOSURE > PEL u Respiratory protection u Personal protective equipment u Change rooms u Showers (where feasible in construction) u Eating facilities u Hand washing facilities

14 14 HOUSEKEEPING u Maintain surfaces as free as practicable of lead accumulation.

15 15 MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE u Exposure > AL for more than 30 days per year l Medical exam l Biological monitoring

16 16 MEDICAL REMOVAL  Average of last three blood lead levels > 50  g/dL  Average of blood lead levels over the past 6 months > 50  g/dL u Return u Benefits

17 17 EMPLOYEE TRAINING (within 180 days) u REQUIRED: l EXPOSURE > AL l ANNUALLY

18 18 RECORDKEEPING u EXPOSURE DATA AND MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE l 40 years or duration of employment plus 20 years u MEDICAL REMOVAL l At least duration of employment


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