This section provides useful resources and guidance materials for both employers and workers.
- Lead. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Provides information on environmental lead poisoning and prevention for health professionals and the public at large.
- Lead Hotline - The National Lead Information Center. Provides information on lead exposure and related links to several U.S. agencies, allowing the general public and professionals to find information about lead hazards and their prevention.
- Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing (2012 Edition). U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Provides detailed, comprehensive, technical information on how to identify lead-based paint hazards in housing and how to control such hazards safely and efficiently.
- About Lead-Based Paint. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Provides access to regulations and documents related to lead in public housing.
- Laboratories performing analyses in support of Title X surveys should be accredited under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program. There are currently two organizations that provide this accreditation:
- Occupational Chemical Database. OSHA maintains this chemical database as a convenient reference for the occupational safety and health community. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. This database originally was developed by OSHA in cooperation with EPA.
- State programs for certification of lead workers, lead inspections, etc., see State Occupational Safety and Health Plans.
- The Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP) . California Department of Health Services. Provides a listing of many documents related to lead.
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-149, (September 2007). Provides a physical description, exposure limits, measurement method, personal protection and sanitation, first aid, respirator recommendations, exposure routes, symptoms, target organs, and cancer.
- EPA webpage on lead in drinking water.
- NIOSH safety and health topic web page. This web page provides numerous resources related to occupational exposure to lead.
- Blood Lead Testing. Information on blood lead tests by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
- Rapid Lead Screening Test. Information on rapid lead screening test by FDA.
- Blood Lead Levels. Handout on blood lead levels by Medline Plus.
- CDC Lead Topics Page. Provides numerous publications related to lead.
- NIEHS lead topics page. Provides numerous information and resources related to lead.
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