MARCOM's Video On Demand (VOD) program on Lead Exposure in Construction Environments provides employees with the information they need to understand lead hazards and the safety regulations that address them. 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. Employees can be exposed to lead while sanding and stripping lead-based paint, welding or cutting painted metal, repairing and servicing automobile brakes, manufacturing ceramics or electronics, smelting or casting metals and performing numerous other tasks. Areas covered in this program include information on the health effects of lead exposure, the OSHA Lead Standards for General Industry, compliance programs, risk assessment and monitoring, PPE and respiratory protection, housekeeping and decontamination, medical surveillance and removal, and more.
- Upon completing the course, employees should:
- Understand the health hazards associated with lead.
- Understand the safety standards that address exposure to lead in the construction industry.
- Know the policies and procedures their employer implements to protect them from lead exposure.
- Know safe work practices that can reduce their risk of exposure to lead on the job.