Protecting Workers Exposed to Lead-Based Paint Hazards: A Report to Congress


January 1997
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 98-112
Document Cover for 98-112

In 1992, Congress passed the Housing and Community Development Act (Public Law 102–550), which included as Title X the “Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992.” Title X is a comprehensive law designed to direct the Nation’s response to the public health problem of lead-based paint hazards in housing. This law directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to increase the protection for workers exposed to lead hazards throughout the construction industry.

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