Lead is a metallic ingredient in thousands of products widely used throughout industry, including lead-based paints, lead solder, electrical fittings and conduits, tank linings, plumbing fixtures, and many metal alloys. Although many uses of lead have been banned, lead-based paints continue to be used on bridges, railways, and other steel structures because of its rust- and corrosion-inhibiting properties. Also, many homes were painted with lead-containing paints.
Repair, renovation, and demolition often generate dangerous airborne concentrations of lead, causing damage to the nervous system, kidneys, blood forming organs, and reproductive system if inhaled or ingested in dangerous quantities. Therefore, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed regulations designed to protect workers involved in construction, and employers must be in compliance with OSHA’s lead standard at all times.
This course is intended for engineers and project managers in the construction industry who 1) manage workers who are exposed to lead, and who 2) desire a general understanding of OSHA’s lead standard. The course material is based on publication OSHA 3142.
To earn PDH credit the student must pass a multiple choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- OSHA’s lead standard: permissible exposure limit (PEL) and action level (AL)
- Employer responsibilities for hazard assessments, medical surveillance, and record-keeping
- Exposure reduction through engineering controls and housekeeping
- Employee protection through respirators and protective clothing
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz . PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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