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CONTROL PRACTICES

What are control practice requirements associated with OSHA's Lead in Construction Standard? (Table summarizes control practices by exposure level.)

 

Standard

Control practice

Exposure below 30 ug/m(3) AL

Exposure >= 30 and < = 50

Exposure above 50 ug/m(3) PEL

Determination of the Presence of Lead(a)

*

*

*

Competent Person

*

Exposure Monitoring and Associated Recordkeeping(a)

*

*

*

Mechanical Ventilation(b)

*

Local Exhaust Ventilation

*

HEPA Vacuums

*

*

*

Written Compliance Program

*

Warning Signs

*

Training(c)

*

*

Notification of Other Employers

*

*

*

Respiratory Protection

*

Protective Clothing/Gloves/Shoe Covers

*

Hand-washing Facilities Only(d)

*

*

*

Change Areas with Storage Facilities

*

Decontamination Facilities Including Showers

*

Eating Areas and Facilities

*

Biological Monitoring and Associated Recordkeeping

*

*

Medical Examinations and Associated Recordkeeping

*

*

Medical Removal Protection Requirements(e)

*

*

Footnote(a)

Exemption is possible if objective data show that exposures are below the action level or if the employer has relevant data from the past 12 months.

Footnote(b)

Enclosures are assumed only to be needed in conjunction with indoor projects using mechanical ventilation. Outdoor enclosures are required by EPA regulations concerning environmental release of lead.

Footnote(c)

The Lead Standard requires the employer to provide a training program for all employees exposed at or above the action level or who may suffer skin or eye irritation from lead compounds such as lead arsenate or lead azide.

Footnote(d)

Hand-washing facilities for activities below the PEL are required by 29 CFR 1926.51(f).

Footnote(e)

Medical removal is dependent on worker blood lead level.

Source: OSHA

 

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