Maintenance personnel are at risk of exposure to lead fume and dust during maintenance operations involving equipment that is contaminated with lead. There are recommended engineering and work practice controls to minimize employee exposure for the following:

Potential Source of Exposure

  • Maintenance shop personnel may be exposed to lead dust when servicing and handling equipment that is contaminated with lead.

Possible Engineering & Work Practice Controls

  • Decontaminate equipment prior to servicing by vacuum, water spray, or mechanical removal such as scraping or brushing in conjunction with local exhaust ventilation.
Fig. 1. Maintenance shop

Potential Source of Exposure

  • Exposure to lead may occur when working on contaminated equipment in the maintenance shop (Fig. 1).

Possible Engineering & Work Practice Controls