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Lead Safety


EPA Lead Safety certification

Here are some lead safety controls for usual lead-related body of work prior to task description and required control.

Lead work of any form in an area with restricted or no ventilation (such as a confined space)

  • Get through with the lead safety program manager to accomplished a job safety analysis to find out the need for further controls, including engineering controls.

Covering unpainted lead bricks and sheet for fewer than half-hour on any one day.

  1. Wear gloves (latex or leather)
  2. Wash hands right away after working with lead

Covering unpainted lead bricks and sheet for more than half-hour on any one day.

  • Inform the lead safety program manager of work schedule
  • Use the following personal protective equipment (PPE):
      Gloves and disposable coveralls
      Half-mask respirator with HEPA filter
      Steel-toed safety shoes
  • Pick up one lead brick at once using both hands
  • Follow correct lifting techniques.
  • Wash hands right away after working with lead
  • 6. Post the appropriate warning sign

Lead safety controls when handling painted lead sheet and bricks for any length of time.

  1. Wear gloves
  2. Minimize lead dust exposure by encapsulating lead bricks with paint.
  3. Follow correct lifting techniques.
  4. Wash hands right away after working with lead

Handling a soldering iron with lead containing solder.

  • Wash hands right away after working with lead

Lead safety controls when machining lead utilizing a powered tool such as a drill, milling machine, or saw.

  1. Wear gloves
  2. Wash hands right away after working with lead
  3. Contain lead cuttings and reuse waste lead at the central lead storage.
  4. Inform the lead safety program manager of machining activities
  5. Clean machine tools and bits of lead contamination

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