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Lead hazards are addressed in specific standards for the construction industry.

OSHA Standards

This section highlights OSHA standards, preambles to final rules (background to final rules), Federal Registers (rules, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instructions for compliance officers), and standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to lead.

Note: Twenty-five states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved State Plans and have adopted their own standards and enforcement policies. For the most part, these States adopt standards that are identical to Federal OSHA. However, some States have adopted different standards applicable to this topic or may have different enforcement policies.

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

Preambles to Final Rules

Federal Registers


Standard Interpretations

Health Effects

  • For information on the health effects of lead, see the general industry Health Effects section.

Exposure Evaluation

The following references provide information regarding methods and means used to evaluate lead hazards.

Hazards and Solutions

The following references provide possible solutions in controlling and preventing lead hazards in the workplace.

Additional Information

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