Lead Awareness (29 CFR 1910.1025)


“Lead Safety” will help your workers understand the hazards of lead and teach them safe work practices. Your workers will learn how lead enters the body and how to protect themselves from overexposure.


  1. Health Effects of Lead Exposure
    1. Absorption
    2. Chronic Overexposure
    3. Acute Overexposure
  2. Medical Surveillance Program
    1. Medical Tests
    2. Medical Exams
  3. Exposure Control Plan
    1. Action Level
    2. Permissible Exposure Limit
    3. Controls
    4. Additional Requirements
  4. Air Monitoring Procedures
    1. Exposure Assessment
    2. Air Sampling
  5. Protection
    1. Respiratory Protection
    2. Hygiene and Housekeeping
    3. Medical Removal Protection
    4. Medical Removal Protection Benefits
    5. Records

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES – Upon completion, workers will be able to…

  1. Recognize health effects and risks of exposure
    1. Differentiate the ways lead enters the body.
    2. Identify types of overexposure.
    3. Recall symptoms and results of chronic overexposure.
    4. Recall symptoms and results of acute overexposure.
  2. Be aware of the Medical Surveillance Program
    1. Recall that medical tests are required before an employee begins work.
    2. Explain a medical determination.
    3. Recall employer’s obligation to notify the employee of test results.
  3. Explain the Exposure Control Plan
    1. Define the terms “Action Level” and “Permissible Exposure Limit”.
    2. Identify common Control Measures.
    3. List additional information found in the Exposure Control Plan.
  4. Recognize Air Monitoring Procedures
    1. Explain an exposure assessment.
    2. Describe the process used to monitor airborne lead concentration.
    3. Recall employer’s obligation to implement controls to limit overexposure.
  5. Identify safety practices used to reduce exposure
    1. Explain a Respiratory Protection Program.
    2. Describe good hygiene and housekeeping practices.
    3. Explain a medical removal.
    4. List medical removal protection benefits.
    5. Recall the employer’s obligation to maintain accurate records.
  6. Understand requirements for construction
    1. List the forms of protection provided.
    2. Identify the specific respirators for the work.
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