Where an employee is exposed to lead above the PEL without regard
to the use of respirators, where employees are exposed to lead
compounds which may cause skin or eye irritation (e.g. lead
arsenate, lead azide), and as interim protection for employees
performing tasks as specified in paragraph(d)(2) of this section,
the employer shall provide at no cost to the employee and assure
that the employee uses appropriate protective work clothing and
equipment that prevents contamination of the employee and the
employee's garments such as, but not limited to:
(1)(i) Coveralls or similar full-body work clothing;
(1)(ii) Gloves, hats, and shoes or disposable shoe coverlets; and
iii) Face shields, vented goggles, or other appropriate
protective equipment which complies with 1910.133 of this chapter.
(2)(i) The employer shall provide the protective clothing
required in paragraph (g)(1) of this section in a clean and dry
condition at least weekly, and daily to employees whose exposure
levels without regard to a respirator are over 200 ug/m(3) of
lead as an 8-hour TWA.
(2)(ii) The employer shall provide for the cleaning, laundering,
and disposal of protective clothing and equipment required by
paragraph (g)(1) of this section.
(2)(iii) The employer shall repair or replace required protective
clothing and equipment as needed to maintain their effectiveness.
(2)(iv) The employer shall assure that all protective clothing is
removed at the completion of a work shift only in change areas
provided for that purpose as prescribed in paragraph (i)(2) of
(2)(v) The employer shall assure that contaminated protective
clothing which is to be cleaned, laundered, or disposed of, is
placed in a closed container in the change area which prevents
dispersion of lead outside the container.
(2)(vi) The employer shall inform in writing any person who
cleans or launders protective clothing or equipment of the
potentially harmful effects of exposure to lead.
(2)(vii) The employer shall assure that the containers of
contaminated protective clothing and equipment required by
paragraph (g)(2)(v) of this section are labelled as follows:
Caution: Clothing contaminated with lead. Do not remove dust
by blowing or shaking. Dispose of lead contaminated wash water in
accordance with applicable local, state, or federal regulations.
(2)(viii) The employer shall prohibit the removal of lead from
protective clothing or equipment by blowing, shaking, or any
other means which disperses lead into the air.