Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Lead Exposure1 – Table 1 – Industry Sector Profile [summary]
OSHA Information System (OIS) Personal Sampling Data for Lead (2014-2018)

Total number of personal samples with confirmed lead exposure = 1,916

NAICS Industry Sector # of companies # of personal samples for lead ≥ 50 µg/m3 (PEL) # of TWA2 sample results for lead ≥ 50 µg/m3 (PEL citation eligible)
Utilities 2 4 2 (50%)
Construction 64 183 145 (79%)
Manufacturing 96 342 229 (67%)
Wholesale Trade 16 27 14 (52%)
Retail Trade 11 20 7 (35%)
Transportation and Warehousing 2 5 0
Professional, Scientific, and  Technical Services 4 11 10 (19%)
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 20 63 34 (54%)
Educational Services 2 5 3 (60%)
Health Care and Social Assistance 1 1 1 (100%)
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 36 85 54 (64%)
Other Services (except Public Administration) 9 19 14 (74%)
Public Administration 7 19 9 (47%)
Total 248 784 522 (67%)

1 This 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.

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

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