Lead - Construction

OSHA Training Requirements - Lead - Construction

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1926.62 – Lead

(d)(8) - "Employee notification".

(i) - The employer must, as soon as possible but no later than 5 working days after the receipt of the results of any monitoring performed under this section, notify each affected employee of these results either individually in writing or by posting the results in an appropriate location that is accessible to employees.

(e)(2) – Compliance program.

(i) - Prior to commencement of the job each employer shall establish and implement a written compliance program to achieve compliance with paragraph (c) of this section.

(H) - A description of arrangements made among contractors on multi-contractor sites with respect to informing affected employees of potential exposure to lead and with respect to responsibility for compliance with this section as set-forth in 1926.16.

(f)(2)(i) - The employer must implement a respiratory protection program in accordance with § 1910.134(b) through (d) (except (d)(1)(iii)), and (f) through (m), which covers each employee required by this section to use a respirator.

(g)(2)(vi) - The employer shall inform in writing any person who cleans or launders protective clothing or equipment of the potentially harmful effects of exposure to lead.

(l) - "Employee information and training".

(1) - General

(i) - The employer shall communicate information concerning lead hazards according to the requirements of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard for the construction industry, 29 CFR 1926.59, including but not limited to the requirements concerning warning signs and labels, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and employee information and training. In addition, employers shall comply with the following requirements:

(ii) - The employer shall train each employee who is subject to exposure to lead at or above the action level on any day, or who is subject to exposure to lead compounds which may cause skin or eye irritation (e.g., lead arsenate, lead azide), in accordance with the requirements of this section. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program.

(iii) - The employer shall provide the training program as initial training prior to the time of job assignment or prior to the start-up date for this requirement, whichever comes last.

(iv) - The employer shall also provide the training program at least annually for each employee who is subject to lead exposure at or above the action level on any day.

(2) - "Training program". The employer shall assure that each employee is trained in the following:

(i) - The content of this standard and its appendices;

(ii) - The specific nature of the operations which could result in exposure to lead above the action level;

(iii) - The purpose, proper selection, fitting, use, and limitations of respirators;

(iv) - The purpose and a description of the medical surveillance program, and the medical removal protection program including information concerning the adverse health effects associated with excessive exposure to lead (with particular attention to the adverse reproductive effects on both males and females and hazards to the fetus and additional precautions for employees who are pregnant);

(v) - The engineering controls and work practices associated with the employee's job assignment including training of employees to follow relevant good work practices described in Appendix B of this section;

(vi) - The contents of any compliance plan in effect;

(vii) - Instructions to employees that chelating agents should not routinely be used to remove lead from their bodies and should not be used at all except under the direction of a licensed physician; and

(viii) - The employee's right of access to records under 29 CFR 1910.1020.

(3) - "Access to information and training materials."

(i) - The employer shall make readily available to all affected employees a copy of this standard and its appendices.

(o) - "Observation of monitoring".

(1) - Employee observation. The employer shall provide affected employees or their designated representatives an opportunity to observe any monitoring of employee exposure to lead conducted pursuant to paragraph (d) of this section.

 

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