Lead Poisoning is still a thing?
Apparently lead poisoning is really still a thing, and don't just take our word for it...
Recently we were on OSHA's website looking for updates to new regulations and performing some fact checking for our safety topics when we stumbled on this old blog headline: We Know How to Prevent Lead Poisoning. So Why Weren’t These Workers Protected?
(unfortunately the article isn't available anymore but OSHA has replaced it with many other resources)
The blog post told the story about how an OSHA investigated some complaints filed against a company where workers "had been torching, cutting and removing material known to be contaminated with lead paint." It turned out pretty bad for that company and even worse for the workers who had lead exposure up to 20 times the safe limits.
OSHA Standard 1926.62(c)(1) The employer shall assure that no employee is exposed to lead at concentrations greater than fifty micrograms per cubic meter of air (50 ug/m3) averaged over an 8-hour period.
Often in construction we focus on physical hazards such as crushing, struck-by, falls, and electrocutions. However, we can't afford to miss the sneaky little health hazards that we need to pay attention to because they can sorely affect our own and our workers health.
If you want to make sure that you're not missing out on communicating not only the hazards of lead and similar issues but also the right ways to avoid those hazards then download our free safety report by clicking the button below.
The team at Weeklysafety.com is dedicated to worker safety and small business success - we know its a win for everyone!
Weeklysafety.com is giving away 10 free safety topics, no credit card required! Take advantage and grab your free set of safety meeting topics today by clicking the button below.
A membership to Weeklysafety.com comes at a very low price that never goes up no matter how many employees you have and no matter how many awesome safety topics you use. Included in your membership are hundreds of safety topics that you can use for your safety meetings, toolbox talks and safety moments.
Take a look at our website to learn more about everything that comes with a Weeklysafety.com membership. Click below to learn more today!
Download this free report today and get inspired to improve your workplace safety program!