OSHA's Lead Standard: Training Requirements

Copied direct from the OSHA web page for 29 CFR 1910.1025, Dec. 16th, 1997 (reviewed Dec. 2007):

1910.1025 - Lead
•Standard Number: 1910.1025
•Standard Title: Lead
•SubPart Number: Z
•SubPart Title: Toxic and Hazardous Substances


Employee information and training -


Training program.


Each employer who has a workplace in which there is a potential exposure to airborne lead at any level shall inform employees of the content of Appendices A and B of this regulation.


The employer shall institute a training program for and assure the participation of all employees who are subject to exposure to lead at or above the action level or for whom the possibility of skin or eye irritation exists.


The employer shall provide initial training by 180 days from the effective date for those employees covered by paragraph (l)(1)(ii) on the standard's effective date and prior to the time of initial job assignment for those employees subsequently covered by this paragraph.


The training program shall be repeated at least annually for each employee.


The employer shall assure that each employee is informed of the following:


The content of this standard and its appendices;


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


The purpose, proper selection, fitting, use, and limitations of respirators;


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);


The engineering controls and work practices associated with the employee's job assignment;


The contents of any compliance plan in effect; and


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;


Access to information and training materials.


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


The employer shall provide, upon request, all materials relating to the employee information and training program to the Assistant Secretary and the Director.


In addition to the information required by paragraph (l)(1)(v), the employer shall include as part of the training program, and shall distribute to employees, any materials pertaining to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the regulations issued pursuant to that Act, and this lead standard, which are made available to the employer by the Assistant Secretary.

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