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Lead Awareness

This course will help you recognize where lead is found, the occupational hazards and health effects of lead exposure, and the responsibilities that you and your employer have to minimize your lead exposure while on the job.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

• Identify the characteristics of lead and sources of lead exposure
• Recognize potential health effects from exposure to lead
• Recognize the symptoms of lead poisoning
• Understand your employer's responsibility to minimize your exposure to lead by determining workplace
hazards, implementing work practice controls, and implementing a medical surveillance program
• Understand your responsibility to limit your exposure to lead by wearing required PPE, including
respiratory protection
• Follow good hygiene practices to keep you safe from lead exposure
  • Characteristics of lead
  • Characteristics of lead
  • Lead
  • What is a lead-based paint?
  • potential health effects from exposure to lead
  • Health Effects
  • Short-term overexposure
  • Extended, long-term overexposure
  • Symptoms of Overexposure
  • Reproductive Risks
  • Workers Exposure
  • Construction Workers and Lead Exposure
  • How Lead Is used
  • Most Vulnerable Workers
  • Other operations with the potential to expose workers to lead include:
  • OSHA Lead Standards
  • OSHA's Lead Standard.
  • Exposure Limits
  • Applicability To Construction
  • Employer's Responsibilities
  • Initial Employee Exposure Assessment.
  • Biological Tests
  • If there is no overexposure
  • Employee Notification
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Medical Exam
  • Engineering Controls
  • Exposure Reduction.
  • Engineering Controls
  • Exhaust Ventilation
  • Enclosure and Encapsulation
  • Substitution
  • Component Replacement
  • Isolation
  • Housekeeping and Personal Hygiene
  • Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Providing Respiratory Protection
  • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Maintenance and Care of Respirators
  • Selection a Respirator
  • Respirator Fit Testing
  • Warning Signs
  • Warning Signs
  • Preventing Heat Stress
  • Preventing Heat Stress
  • Knowledge Check.
  • Knowledge Check
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed