Lead Awareness. University of Maryland Department of Environmental Safety. Martin Wizorek, Manager – Occupational Safety and Health. INTRODUCTION. What is Lead?. Heavy metal at room temperature Bluish-gray Low melting point Pliable Corrosion resistant Can form lead compounds.
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University of Maryland
Department of Environmental Safety
Martin Wizorek, Manager – Occupational Safety and Health
***Before 1978 we assume lead!!!
1.0 mg/cm2 5000 ppm 0.5%
Any detectable amount
Altogether, there are 169 numbered buildings on campus that were constructed prior to 1979.
Notice the deterioration
During prolonged chronic exposure, many body systems can be affected by lead, including:
Decreased kidney function
THIS IS FROM VERY HIGH LEAD EXPOSURE!!!
Where there is a potential exposure to airborne lead at any level, the employee must be informed of the contents of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1025, Appendix A & B.
When working with products that contain lead, such as lead-based paints and lead blocks:
It would be a good idea to coordinate these activities with DES to assure lead exposure is controlled
manual demolition of structures
heat gun applications
power tool cleaning
cleanup activities where dry expendable abrasives are used
abrasive blasting enclosure movement and removalLead Dust Control