Lead: Battery Manufacturing eTool
A rigorous housekeeping program is necessary to keep airborne lead levels as low as feasibly possible.
All surfaces must be maintained as free as practicable of accumulations of lead. [29 CFR 1910.1025(h)(1)]
Floors and other surfaces where lead accumulates may not be cleaned by the use of compressed air. [29 CFR 1910.1025(h)(2)(i)]
Shoveling, dry or wet sweeping and brushing may be used only where vacuuming or other equally effective methods have been tried and found not to be effective. [29 CFR 1910.1025(h)(2)(ii)] (Figure 1)
- Where vacuuming methods are selected, the vacuums shall be used and emptied in a manner which minimizes the reentry of lead into the workplace. [29 CFR 1910.1025(h)(3)]