NIOSH Testimony on Occupational Exposure to Lead by R. A. Lemen, September 1, 1987.
NIOSH 1987 Sep:6 pages
This testimony concerns the view of NIOSH regarding the OSHA proposed rule on occupational exposure to lead (7439921). Data in reports of air and blood analysis for lead suggest that there are highly variable concentrations of lead in air that range from more than 900 micrograms/cubic meter to levels less than the detection limits of the methods used. Blood concentrations also varied from those typical of concentrations found in the general population to levels substantially in excess of occupational standards of 60 microg/dl. A walk through survey report on air and blood lead concentrations is underway in a brass foundry. The National Occupational Exposure Survey, conducted by NIOSH, has been used to estimate the number of workers in the nine industry sectors requested by OSHA. Microfiche copies of three control technology reports on lead exposure and control in nonferrous foundries and secondary copper smelting were submitted. NIOSH is also submitting a final control technology report on a low energy battery shredder designed to reduce lead emissions.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Lemen-R-A; Lead-poisoning; Air-quality-monitoring; Biological-monitoring; Foundry-workers; Smelters;
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NIOSH, 6 pages, 12 references