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Protecting workers exposed to lead-based paint hazards: a report to Congress <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/98-112/"target="_blank">(superseded by DHHS (NIOSH) 98-112)</a>.
Ashley K; Burr G; Gittleman J; Mickelsen L; Nagy H; Piacitelli G; Roscoe R; Whelan E
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1997 Jan; :1-73
Comprehensive studies of means to reduce hazardous lead (7439921) exposures were conducted, focusing only on lead abatement exposures but also on other important exposures to lead based paint (LBP) in residential and industrial construction work. Topics included health effects of lead exposure, occupational exposure criteria, NIOSH surveillance, interventions, and evaluations, lead exposure in workers families, controlling exposures during lead based paint activities, sampling and analysis methods, and lead exposure in janitorial and custodial workers. Recommendations included the following: expanded state surveillance programs, assisting small businesses in developing low cost controls, investigating take home lead exposures, improving worker protection during maintenance and repainting of painted steel structures, providing objective data for employers' initial exposure assessments for common residential renovation and remodeling activities involving LBP, reducing worker lead exposures through the use of various techniques and better removal systems, and developing a system for evaluating the quality of analyses of lead in paint, dust, and soil, done in place with portable instruments.
NIOSH-Author; Painters; Painting; Construction-industry; Industrial-hygiene; Analytical-methods; Lead-dust; Lead-poisoning; Paints; Heavy-metals; Central-nervous-system-disorders; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Reproductive-system-disorders; Hematopoietic-system; Blood-disorders; Kidney-toxins; Nephrotoxins; Protective-clothing; Control-technology; Construction-workers; Abrasive-blasting; Sampling-methods; Surveillance-programs; Work-practices; Construction-Search
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