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Construction Lead Safety

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1926.62

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Lead is found throughout the construction industry, from electrical fittings and conduits to lead-based paints, plumbing fixtures, and numerous metal alloys. While lead is valued for its durability, it is a toxic metal that causes serious health problems. According to the World Health Organization, "There is no level of exposure to lead that is known to be without harmful effects."

While the use of lead has been banned or reduced in many applications, construction industry personnel are at risk of both short-term and long-term lead exposure. Because exposure results in severe and non-reversible health problems, workers in the construction industries are required by law to take construction lead awareness training.

This online certification course is designed to highlight the regulatory requirements for working safely around lead in the construction industry. It can be used in the development of a lead awareness program, which employers are responsible for developing and implementing to protect workers from lead exposure. Course content includes applicable regulations, risks, and key safety practices.

This course is for:
This lead hazard course is designed for all construction work in which an employee may be exposed to lead. This includes all work relating to construction, such as demolition or salvage of structures where lead might be present, removal of lead-containing materials, lead contamination from emergency cleanup, or installation of products containing lead.

OSHA lead training applies to both new construction and the repair, renovation, or replacement of existing work. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

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Case Study: It took until 1997 for the United States to conduct a comprehensive study of home lead contamination among construction workers. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, examined 31 children of lead-exposed workers, and compared the results of their lead testing with a control group of 19 children of unexposed workers from New Jersey, metro Philadelphia, and southeastern New York.

The study concluded that children of lead-exposed construction workers were "six times more likely to have blood lead levels over the recommended limit than children whose parents did not work in lead-related industries." The published results then reiterated some of the many effects of lead exposure, including behavioral disorders and brain damage. The risk to children is particularly high because they frequently put their hands in their mouth, thereby increasing their exposure, and because their bodily systems quickly absorb lead.

Of the workers surveyed, 50% reported changing out of work clothes prior to leaving work. In addition, 79% wore at least some street clothes at work, and nearly all (91%) washed these clothes at home. Only 18% reported always showering before leaving work.

"Parents wouldn't take their children to a dangerous workplace. It's equally important that they do not bring the hazards of the workplace home to their families," said NIOSH Director, Dr. Linda Rosenstock.

Key Takeaway: When workers inadvertently expose family members to lead, the results can be detrimental and sometimes irreversible. Follow your employer's guidelines for safe work practices and speak up if they are not enforced.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA. OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA standards are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1926 is designated for construction industry standards.

OSHA established a lead standard for general industry in 1978, but construction workers were not protected until 1993. OSHA's Lead Standard for the Construction Industry is found in 29 CFR 1926.62 and details regulations related to metallic lead, inorganic lead compounds, and organic lead soaps.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to the Lead Standard for the Construction Safety Course
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Ways Lead Can Enter the Body
  • Symptoms of Overexposure
  • Lead Exposure in the Construction Industry
  • Lead Standard 29 CFR 1926.62
    Lead Exposure
  • Who Is at Risk for Lead Exposure?
  • Exposure Limits
  • Hazard Assessment and Initial Monitoring
  • Interim Protection for Workers
  • Notifying Employees of Monitoring Results
  • Discontinuing Site Monitoring
  • Establishing a Compliance Program
    Protecting Workers
  • Engineering controls
  • Exhaust ventilation
  • Enclosure or encapsulation
  • Substitution
  • Component replacement
  • Isolation
  • Process or equipment modification
  • Housekeeping practices
  • Personal hygiene practices
  • Change areas
  • Showers and washing facilities
  • Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • Handling Contaminated Protective Clothing
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Selecting a Respirator
  • Respiratory Protection Fit Test
  • Respiratory Protection Programs
  • Preventing Heat Stress
  • End-of-Day Procedures
  • More Exposure-Limiting Practices
  • Additional Employer Responsibilities Related to Worker Safety
    Medical Monitoring and Surveillance
  • When to Conduct a Medical Exam
  • Details of a Medical Examination
  • Information for the Examining Physician
  • After the Medical Examination
  • Employee Recordkeeping Rights If Monitoring Shows High Employee Lead Exposure
  • Medical Surveillance Program
  • Medical Removal
  • Return after Medical Removal
  • Worker Protection and Benefits Regarding Medical Removal
  • Medical Removal Records
    Employee Training and Information
  • Employee Information Training Program
  • Warning Signs
  • OSHA Assistance, Services, and Products
  • Recordkeeping
  • Worker Protection Programs
    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 are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may subject them to hazards such as lead exposure.

To ensure compliance with OSHA's lead construction standards, safety training must be conducted at least annually. This lead training online course meets the training requirements.

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

Aaron W Verified
Construction Lead Safety

its a great source to keep you fresh on lead exposure in the workplace

Jeffery M Verified
Construction Lead Safety

Very informative course.

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Construction Lead Safety

Very informative

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Construction Lead Safety

I like it very clear

John H Verified
Construction Lead Safety

Very informative and better than sitting through an all day class

Trenton C Verified
Construction Lead Safety

Great test, learned a lot.

Ryan D Verified
Construction Lead Safety

Simplicity at its finest

Tristan D Verified
Construction Lead Safety

This was very informational and I learned a lot!

Nikolaos T Verified
Construction Lead Safety

Informative and helpful. I learned a lot.

Andri R Verified
Construction Lead Safety

great training

Nathaniel P Verified
Construction Lead Safety

Thorough while still getting to the point.

Norma R Verified
Construction Lead Safety

Information presented in training very easy to follow.

Kurt D Verified
Construction Lead Safety

Good course! The short slide format kept me engaged.

Scott M Verified
Construction Lead Safety

the layout is user friendly, to the point, and very informative..

Bernard W Verified
Construction Lead Safety

Good basic training in a simple to understand format

Raquel B Verified
Construction Lead Safety

Todo muy bien

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Construction Lead Safety

good training

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Construction Lead Safety

good trianing

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Construction Lead Safety

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Construction Lead Safety

nice, thanks

Franz M Verified
Construction Lead Safety

good training, can learn about basic knowledge in lead.

Thomas B Verified
Construction Lead Safety

great program

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Construction Lead Safety

Packed full of useful information

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Construction Lead Safety

It was very helpful

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Construction Lead Safety

Easy and inexpensive.

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Construction Lead Safety

Excellent. Easy to use and understand.

Aaron W Verified
Construction Lead Safety

This course covered the material thoroughly.

Henri D Verified
Construction Lead Safety

This course was informational as well as descriptive.

Arnold R Verified
Construction Lead Safety

Great experience and quick learning. Thanks.



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