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Regulations (Preambles to Final Rules) - Table of Contents
• Record Type: Occupational Exposure to Lead (November 1978)
• Section: 0
• Title: Intro to 29 CFR Part 1910, Occupational Exposure to Lead

Occupational Exposure to Lead

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Final Standard for Occupational Exposure to Lead.

SUMMARY: This final standard limits occupational exposure to lead to 50 ug/m(3) (micrograms per cubic meter) based on an 8 hour time-weighted average. The basis for this action is evidence that exposure to lead must be maintained below this level to prevent material impairment of health or functional capacity to exposed employees. Provisions for environmental monitoring, recordkeeping, employee education and training, medical surveillance, medical removal protection, hygiene facilities, and other requirements are also included in the standard.

DATES: Effective date: February 1, 1979. Startup dates for individual provisions which are different than the effective date are in paragraph (r) of the regulation.


  Gail Brinkerhoff, OSHA Office of Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of
  Labor, Room N-3112, Washington, D.C.  20210, telephone 202-523-8034.
  For additional copies of this regulation, contact: OSHA Office of
  Publications, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3423. Washington, D.C.
  20210, telephone 202-523-8677.

[43 FR 52952, Nov. 14, 1978]

Regulations (Preambles to Final Rules) - Table of Contents

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