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Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES)


State Contact:

Robert Nicotera
Massachusetts Lead Registry
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Labor Standards
Wall Experiment Station
37 Shattuck Street
Lawrence, MA  01843
Telephone:   (617) 626-6506
FAX:   (978) 687-0013

Available Publications

The following publications can be requested from the State Contact listed above or on the website Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development - Lead Program

  • Elevated blood lead levels among adults in Massachusetts, 1991 - 1995. Public Health Reports 2000; 115: 364 - 369
  • Lead and the house painter (also in Portuguese) - pamphlet on hazards of lead to the house painter
  • Medical Guidelines - The Lead-Exposed Worker - review of the OSHA lead standards as they apply to the health care provider, and recommendations on medical management of the lead-exposed worker
  • Medical Evaluation for Lead Exposure - outline for medical history and evaluation
  • Model Contract for a Lead Medical Program - suggested contract between employer and physician for a medical surveillance program
  • Control measures - how do I protect myself?
  • Elevated blood lead levels among construction workers in the Massachusetts Occupational Lead Registry, American Journal of Public Health, 1994 84:1483-1485.
  • Health hazards for workers and children: Overview of health hazards of lead
  • Lead at work: elevated blood lead levels in Massachusetts workers, April 1991 - December 1995 - Report of lead registry findings
  • Lead in construction (also in Greek, Spanish, Portuguese) - Booklet on lead and the OSHA construction lead standard
  • Lead in industry - a guide for employers - Booklet on lead and the OSHA general industry lead standard
  • Lead on the job - a guide for employees (also in Spanish) - Booklet on lead and the OSHA general industry lead standard
  • Occupational lead poisoning registry - pamphlet describing the lead registry
  • Adult Lead Poisoning Alert - Pamphlet for physicians describing sources of adult lead poisoning
  • Lead-Safe Home Renovation and Painting - Pamphlet (available in Spanish) summarizing the precautions for worker and occupant safety during home remodeling and painting