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Lead Awareness

Lead Awareness

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Lead is one of the most common toxic elements found in industry and is a leading cause of workplace illness with approximately 95% of all elevated blood lead levels reported among adults in the United States are work-related, yet many adults have not received any kind of safety training about it.

Lead poisoning can damage the brain, liver, kidneys, and red blood cells. It can also damage bones and cartilage, and harm the reproductive system.

When skin and eyes come in contact with lead dust, irritation can occur. Lead can enter the body by ingestion or inhalation.

Where lead is present over the action level, employers must provide the workforce with personal protective equipment (PPE) suitable for controlling the hazard.

Here are some of the ways you can protect yourself and workers against lead exposure:

Even a little lead poisoning can cause serious health problems, and at very high levels, it can be fatal. So let’s protect ourselves and others by utilizing these safety training tips.

Until next time, stay positive and stay safe.

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