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OSHA Lead Standards

Lead based products are the "gift" that keeps on giving and though we have known for a while that long term exposure to lead based products were a health hazard, there are still many instances when employees are exposed to lead-based items. These training products were created specifically for OSHA's Lead Standards for general industry and construction environments. The products are designed for employees where lead and lead-based materials are found. Our training products on the Working with Lead Exposure address the major areas of employee training required by the regulations. Because of the widespread historical use of lead-based paints, as well as other materials containing lead, these products are useful to a number of different groups including manufacturers, recyclers and many others.

DID YOU KNOW: At one time baby cribs were painted with lead-based paint, which resulted in infant illness and death. In 1922, the League of Nations banned lead-based paint but the United States declined to adopt this rule. In 1943, a report concluded that children eating lead paint chips could suffer from neurological disorders including behavior, learning, and intelligence problems. Finally, in 1971, lead-based house paint was phased out in the United States with the passage of the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act.