854 Lead Safety in Construction

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Course Description

Lead Safety in Construction

According to estimates made by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), more than 3 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to lead in the workplace. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2016, lead is believed to have resulted in 540,000 deaths worldwide. This course covers OSHA requirements and best practices in construction where an employee may be occupationally exposed to lead. Construction work is defined as work for construction, alteration and/or repair, including painting and decorating.

The focus of the training is on lead safety in construction. The course is provides a general awareness of lead, the risks, preventive measures, and OSHA requirements in 1926.62, Lead.

Note: Online training in your state may not be accepted for certification to perform regulated lead work.

Key Topics:

  • Lead hazards and exposure
  • Signs and symptoms of exposure
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Safe work practices
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Employer Requirements
  • Training

Target Audience: 

  • Employees
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Contractor

Course Hours: 2.0

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