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Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure

Online Training Certification Course

Title 8 CCR Section 1532.1

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This online certification course meets the requirements for lead awareness training in the state of California. It covers important OSHA safety training standards including applicable regulations, risks, and key safety practices.

Exposure to lead can cause serious adverse health effects, including damage to the brain, nervous system, kidneys, and reproductive system. Construction workers may inhale lead dust or fumes if they are demolishing, sanding, or renovating buildings that contain lead paint or other organic lead compounds. Lead dust can also settle on hair and clothing, making it possible for a worker to track lead back home, potentially exposing family members and others. Pregnant women, infants, and children are at particular risk for lead poisoning. Because overexposure to lead is preventable, workers must understand and follow the safety measures that prevent exposure.

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There are many opportunities for construction workers to encounter lead on the worksite, whether during renovations, demolition, transporting, or working with lead materials. Any employee who may be exposed to lead needs adequate construction lead training. This lead awareness training online meets these requirements.

Case Study: A painter was admitted to the hospital after experiencing six weeks of discomfort, abdominal cramps, nausea, joint pain, and feelings of mental dullness. He had been working in an old building where he and his coworkers used industrial blowtorches and sanders to remove lead paint. Though he had received a respirator, he did not wear it while his coworkers were doing similar work nearby. During breaks, he ate, drank, and smoked cigarettes in the same building. A medical examination revealed that his blood contained 87.1 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood, nearly 40 micrograms higher than the permissible exposure limit. He was treated over the course of 21 days, and luckily recovered.

Key Takeaways: If this worker had followed protocol, he could have saved himself from a month and a half of pain. This is a good example of why workers must wear protective gear in regulated areas and are prohibited from eating, drinking, and smoking in regulated areas.

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Governing Regulations

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) sets and enforces standards pertaining to construction lead exposure. Regulations regarding construction lead awareness can be found in Title 8 of California's Code of Regulations (CCR) in Section 5198 (general lead regulations) and Section 1532.1 (construction-specific regulation).

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Lead Exposure in Construction
  • Key Terms
  • High-risk Jobs
  • Modes of Exposure
  • Applicable Regulations
    Lead Exposure
  • Symptoms of Short-term Exposure
  • Symptoms of Long-term Exposure
  • Health Effects of Short-term Lead Poisoning
  • Health Effects of Long-term Lead Poisoning
  • Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children
  • Lead Levels
    Employer Responsibilities
  • Initial Exposure Assessment
  • Initial Exposure Assessment Exceptions
  • Protection During the Initial Assessment
  • Compliance Program
  • Engineering Controls
  • Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • Hygiene Provisions
  • Regulated Areas
  • Training
  • Recordkeeping
    Preventative Measures and Best Practices
  • Housekeeping
  • Hygiene
  • Work Practices
  • Facial Attachments-Tight-Fitting Coverings
  • Facial Attachments-Loose-Fitting Coverings
  • Air-Purifying Respirators
  • Powered Air-Purifying Respirators
  • Supplied-Air Respirators
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Fit Testing
    Medical Surveillance and Removal
  • Initial Medical Surveillance
  • Blood Tests
  • Full Medical Surveillance
  • Chelation
  • Medical Removal
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers must provide training at the time of initial assignment to tasks where an employee may encounter lead. This online certification meets these training requirements. According to California OSHA, retraining must be provided at least annually following the completion of initial training.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Earma W Verified
Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure

I learn a lot about being around lead

Eddie B Verified
Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure

good course, got straight to the point with all the information needed, would recommend it to others

Selvin A Verified
Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure

its a really good course to learned about what lead means or what lead can coused if we do not protected our self,

Charles G Verified
Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure


Eric F Verified
Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure

great class

Robert H Verified
Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure

The course was very good and very easy to navigate. I definitely learn a lot from the material presented and it will definitely help me with my job.

Jeffery T Verified
Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure

This was a very well put together coarse.

Luis G Verified
Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure

Ser siempre responsable

Lauro C Verified
Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure

Para trabajar en plomo hay que protegerse muy bien

Yasuyuki N Verified
Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure

lead seems to be very typically used in construction site, it should be more aanounced.

Irving R Verified
Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure

I like the way you give us examples of situations or accidents that happened with others so we can understand it can be us if we don't pay attention or if we don't work safe as possible.



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