Duration 1 Hour
Lead exposure is a major health issue. Exposure to lead can cause brain damage, paralysis, kidney disease and even death however, there are many methods to protect workers from exposure. In this one-hour interactive course, we will discuss these and other acute and chronic symptoms. We’ll discuss how lead is used in construction and identify the workers that are the most vulnerable to these risks. You’ll be introduced to OSHA’s Lead Standard on the responsibility of employers and how it’s designed to protect workers. Finally, we’ll go over the methods to reduce exposure to lead, including engineering controls as well as the proper protection for workers such as the use of personal protective equipment.