Lead is poisonous. If it's taken into the body, it can cause serious health problems and even be fatal. Most people who are exposed to lead today are exposed on the job. OSHA estimates that more than 800,000 U.S. workers work around lead regularly.
Construction workers can be exposed to lead while doing demolition work, abrasive blasting, rivet busting, welding or cutting painted metal, using mortar that contains lead, and performing numerous other tasks.
Atlantic's Lead Exposure in Construction Environments training products provide employees with the information they need to understand lead hazards and the safety regulations that address them. The program also explains how to recognize lead hazards on a job site and handle them safely.
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