Lead Awareness

This online course will educate learners on the effects of lead exposure in the workplace and explain how to work safely in these environments.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • : 35 Minute
  • : 80 / 0
  • : English
  • : No
  • : Yes
Categories
  • Hazardous Materials

Course overview
Lead is one of the most common toxic elements found in industry and is a leading cause of workplace illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, despite improvements in public health policies and substantial reductions in blood lead levels (BLLs) in adults, lead exposure remains an important health problem worldwide. Approximately 95% of all elevated BLLs reported among adults in the United States are work-related.Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Recognize the hazards of lead in the workplace
  • Identify how lead can enter the body
  • Identify the health effects of lead overexposure
  • Identify where lead is found
  • Identify OSHA’s permissible exposure limit for lead
  • Identify practices for limiting lead exposure
  • Identify the purpose for monitoring airborne lead exposure
  • Recognize the requirements for using PPE such as respirators and protective clothing
  • Recognize housekeeping and hygiene practices that limit lead exposure
  • Recognize the two components of the medical surveillance program
  • Identify the purpose of the Medical Removal Program and its benefits
  • Identify recordkeeping requirements
COURSE TOPICS
  • Lead hazards
  • Effects of lead in the body
  • Common sources of lead
  • Limiting lead exposure
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Medical surveillance and the Medical Removal Program
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