Lead

Standards

Employers are required to protect workers from inorganic lead exposure under specific OSHA lead standards covering general industry, maritime, and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to lead hazards.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

1910.134, Respiratory Protection.

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1020, Access to employee exposure and medical records.

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1910.1025, Lead. See Appendix A for information related to Substance data sheet for occupational exposure to lead. See Appendix B for information related to Employee standard summary. See Appendix C for information related to Medical surveillance guidelines.

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1915 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1915.1025, Lead Requirements applicable to shipyard employment under this section are identical to those set forth in 29 CFR 1910.1025.

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Construction (29 CFR 1926)
Construction (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart D

1926.62, Lead.

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State Standards

There are 28 OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

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