Reducing Workers’ Lead Exposure during Water Service Line Removal and Replacement
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2023-141
Workers who replace lead water service lines may be exposed to lead pipes and lead-contaminated soil while removing the old water lines and replacing them with lead-free lines. This document provides information about occupational lead exposure and recommendations for protecting workers’ health during lead pipe replacement.
NIOSH . Reducing workers’ lead exposure during water pipe removal and replacement. By Hughes SE, Methner M, de Perio MA, Afanuh SE. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2023-141, https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2023141.