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Lead Awareness

Lead is one of the most common toxic elements found in industry and is a leading cause of workplace illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, despite improvements in public health policies and substantial reductions in blood lead levels (BLLs) in adults, lead exposure remains an important health problem worldwide. Approximately 95% of all elevated BLLs reported among adults in the United States are work-related.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the hazards of lead in the workplace
  • Identify how lead can enter the body
  • Identify the health effects of lead overexposure
  • Identify where lead is found
  • Identify OSHA’s permissible exposure limit for lead
  • Identify practices for limiting lead exposure
  • Identify the purpose for monitoring airborne lead exposure
  • Recognize the requirements for using PPE such as respirators and protective clothing
  • Recognize housekeeping and hygiene practices that limit lead exposure
  • Recognize the two components of the medical surveillance program
  • Identify the purpose of the Medical Removal Program and its benefits
  • Identify recordkeeping requirements



This course was designed to help satisfy requirements of the following regulations:

  • OSHA Standards, 29 CFR 1910.1025, Lead
  • OSHA Standards, 29 CFR 1910.1025, App B
  • Subpart X, “Employee Information and Training,” Paragraph L
  • Subpart Z, “Toxic and Hazardous Substances”


  • Lead hazards
  • Effects of lead in the body
  • Common sources of lead
  • Limiting lead exposure
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Medical surveillance and the Medical Removal Program

Course Details:

Price: $69.95
Duration: 35 min
Pass Mark: 80%
Attempts: 2
Certificate: Yes

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