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Lead Exposure* – Industry Sector Profile
OSHA IMIS Personal Sampling Data for Lead (2007-2011)

NAICS Industry Sector # Companies Personal Sampling Conducted # Companies With Confirmed Air Concentrations of Lead # Companies Where Personal Samples May Exceed the PEL
Construction 162 123 88
Manufacturing 636 257 107
Wholesale Trade 137 74 27
Retail Trade 3 2 0
Transportation and Warehousing 16 14 10
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1 1 0
Professional, Scientific, and  Technical Services 7 7 3
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 46 28 18
Educational Services 2 1 1
Health Care and Social Assistance 4 1 0
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 28 23 10
Other Services (except Public Administration) 22 9 5
Public Administration 20 7 3

*This list represents only industries where OSHA conducted an inspection involving lead sampling and submitted the samples to the Salt Lake Technical Center Laboratory. Lead exposure may also occur in other industry sectors and businesses.

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