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Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure Awareness

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Title 8 CCR Section 1532.1 Online Training Certification Course

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This course will review the ways that workers can be exposed to lead, the symptoms of exposure, equipment that can isolate or remove the hazard from the workplace, and practices that will reduce the likelihood of exposure. This course will include an overview of the current state regulations and reasons why these regulations are in place.

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What are the governing regulations?
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) passed its general industry lead regulations in 1978, but studies determined that workers, particularly in the construction industry, were still being overexposed to lead. In 1993, OSHA passed stricter regulations for the construction industry. Since then, several states, including California, have implemented their own OSHA-approved state regulations regarding lead exposure in the workplace. In California, this plan is commonly referred to as "Cal/OSHA," and is administered by the California Department of Industrial Relations through the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). Cal/OSHA covers all private sector workplaces, state government, and local government workplaces in the state. The Cal/OSHA lead regulations for the construction industry can be found in the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, 1532.1, or "8 CCR 1532.1" for short. This course focuses on the Cal/OSHA regulations for lead rather than on the federal regulations.

Who must take this training?
Some construction work situations can expose workers to lead dust or fumes. Lead is a heavy metal that can cause damage to the brain, kidneys, and reproductive system, among other adverse health effects. Construction workers may be exposed to lead dust or fumes if they are demolishing, sanding, or renovating buildings that contain lead paint or other organic lead compounds. Despite this risk, overexposure to lead is preventable. If workers are aware of the dangers and safety measures, they can vastly reduce their risk for overexposure.

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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.

Click to Learn More What people are saying about this course.

Para trabajar en plomo hay que protegerse muy bien
Lauro C

Ser siempre responsable
Luis G

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

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.
Irving R

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • 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
  • Respirators
    • 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
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Cal/OSHA Construction Lead Exposure Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is this course?

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.

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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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

Cal/OSHA requires that all construction workers and supervisors who may be exposed receive retraining annually.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a Cal/OSHA regulations Construction Lead Exposure training printable certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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