Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Lead Exposure1 – Table 2 – Industry Group Profile (Subcategory) [summary]
OSHA Information System (OIS) Personal Sampling Data for Lead (2014-2018)

Industry Type Subcategory (4 digit NAICS) # of companies with OSHA air sampling for lead # of personal samples for lead ≥ 50 µg/m3 (PEL) # of TWA2 sample results for lead ≥ 50 µg/m3 (PEL citation eligible)
Utilities Electric Power Generation and Distribution 2 4 2 (50%)
Construction Residential Building Construction 2 6 4 (67%)
  Non-Residential Building Construction 3 13 10 (77%)
  Utility System Construction 1 2 0
  Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 8 37 33 (89%)
         
  Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 7 11 5 (45%)
  Building Equipment Contractors 1 8 2 (25%)
  Building Finishing Contractors 24 78 60 (77%)
  Other Specialty Trade Contractors 33 30 25 (83%)
Manufacturing Fabric Mills 2 2 1 (50%)
  Chemical Mfg. 2 8 4 (50%)
  Plastic Products Mfg. 2 5 0
  Glasss and Glass Product Mfg. 1 1 1 (100%)
  Nonmetalic Mineral Product Mfg. 1 2 0
  Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Mfg. 3 13 9 (69%)
  Steel Product Mfg. from Purchased Steel 2 2 1 (50%)
  Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing 12 85 68 (80%)
  Foundries 15 43 24 (56%)
  Architectural and Structural Metals Mfg. 1 1 0
  Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 3 10 0
  Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg. 15 35 24 (69%)
  Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Mfg. 1 2 2 (100%)
  Commercial and Service Industry Mfg. 1 1 0
  Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Mfg. 1 1 0
  Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg. 2 2 1 (50%)
  Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Mfg. 3 5 2 (40%)
  Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Mfg. 1 1 0
  Other Electrical Equipment and Component Mfg. 9 63 52 (83%)
  Ship and Boat Building 4 47 33 (70%)
  Railroad Rolling Stock Mfg. 3 1 0
  Other Transportation Equipment Mfg. 1 2 2 (100%)
  Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg. 2 2 1 (50%)
  All Other Miscellaneous Mfg. 2 10 4 (40%)
Wholesale Metal and Mineral Merchant Wholesalers 1 2 1 (50%)
  Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1 1 0
  Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 13 23 12 (52%)
  Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 1 1 1 (100%)
Retail Trade Home Furnishings Stores 1 1 0
  Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1 4 0
  Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 8 13 7 (54%)
  Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 1 1 0
Transportation and Warehousing Support Activities for Air Transportation 1 4 0
  Support Activities for Water Transportation 1 1 0
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2 4 4 (100%)
  Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1 1 1 (100%)
  Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1 6 5 (83%)
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Investigation and Security Services 1 3 1 (33%)
  Waste Collection 2 4 2 (50%)
  Waste Treatment and Disposal 3 14 4 (29%)
  Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 12 42 27 (64%)
Educational Services Other Schools and Instruction 2 5 3 (60%)
Health Care and Social Assistance General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1 1 1 (100%)
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 32 85 54 (64%)
Other Services (except Public Administration) Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1 1 0
  Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except automotive and electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1 6 6 (100%)
  Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 4 10 7 (70%)
  Other Personal Services 1 1 0
  Religious Organizations 1 1 1 (100%)
Public Administration Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities 3 15 8 (53%)
  Administration of Economic Programs 1 2 1 (50%)
  National Security and International Affairs 1 2 0
  Total 248 784 522 (67%)

 

1This list represents only industries where OSHA conducted an inspection involving lead sampling, submitted the samples to the Salt Lake Technical Center Laboratory and results were equal to or greater than 50 µg/m3. This list does not include inspection data from 23 State-plan States. Lead exposure may also occur in other industry sectors and businesses.

2Zero exposure assumed for non-sampled time over an 8-hour period.

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