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OSHA LEAD STANDARDS. GENERAL INDUSTRY LEAD STANDARD. 29 CFR 1910.1025 SCOPE AND APPLICATION Applies to all occupational exposure to lead except: construction agriculture . SELECTED DEFINITIONS. ACTION LEVEL (AL) 30  g/m 3

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Osha lead standards

OSHALEAD STANDARDS


General industry lead standard

GENERAL INDUSTRY LEADSTANDARD

29 CFR 1910.1025

  • SCOPE AND APPLICATION

    • Applies to all occupational exposure to lead except:

      • construction

      • agriculture


Selected definitions

SELECTED DEFINITIONS

  • ACTION LEVEL (AL)

    • 30 g/m3

  • PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE LIMIT (PEL)

    • 50 g/m3


Selected definitions1

SELECTED DEFINITIONS

  • ALLOWABLE EXPOSURE (in g/m3)

    400

    # hours worked


Exposure assessment

EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT

  • INITIAL DETERMINATION

    • To determine whether employees are exposed at above the action level

    • May rely on historical data


Exposure assessment1

EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT

  • NEGATIVE INITIAL DETERMINATION

    • No exposure at or above the action level

    • Additional monitoring is not required unless there is a change in:

      • equipment, process, control, personnel or task resulting in levels at or above the action level

  • Document


Exposure assessment2

EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT

  • POSITIVE INITIAL DETERMINATION

    • Exposure at or above the AL and below the PEL

      • Conduct monitoring representative of each exposed employee

    • May use historical data

    • Additional monitoring - every 6 months

    • Document


Exposure assessment3

EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT

  • POSITIVE INITIAL DETERMINATION

    • Exposure at or above the PEL

      • Conduct monitoring representative of each exposed employee

    • May use historical data

    • Additional monitoring - every 3 months

    • Document


Methods of compliance

METHODS OF COMPLIANCE

  • Exposures > PEL for more than 30 days per year

    • Engineering Controls

    • Work Practice Controls


Respiratory protection

RESPIRATORYPROTECTION

  • 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


Respiratory protection1

RESPIRATORYPROTECTION

  • Must be provided whenever an employee requests a respirator.


Respiratory protection2

RESPIRATORYPROTECTION

  • Must provide a PAPR whenever an employee requests one and it is protective against the level of exposure.


Exposure pel

EXPOSURE > PEL

  • Respiratory protection

  • Personal protective equipment

  • Change rooms

  • Showers (where feasible in construction)

  • Eating facilities

  • Hand washing facilities


Housekeeping

HOUSEKEEPING

  • Maintain surfaces as free as practicable of lead accumulation.


Medical surveillance

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE

  • Exposure > AL for more than 30 days per year

    • Medical exam

    • Biological monitoring


Medical removal

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

  • Return

  • Benefits


Employee training within 180 days

EMPLOYEE TRAINING(within 180 days)

  • REQUIRED:

    • EXPOSURE > AL

    • ANNUALLY


Recordkeeping

RECORDKEEPING

  • EXPOSURE DATA AND MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE

    • 40 years or duration of employment plus 20 years

  • MEDICAL REMOVAL

    • At least duration of employment


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