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California painters project: helping small business work safely with lead (executive summary).

Harrington D; Materna B; Scholz P; Payne S; Hipkins K; Merideth E; Soluaga L; Lomax G; Coyle P; Uratsu C; Smith M; Edgerly M; Sampton L; Osorio AM
NIOSH 1998 Feb; :1-13
The Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP) of the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) provides statewide preventive services aimed at reducing the occurrence of work-related lead poisoning. Its activities include: managing the Occupational Blood Lead Registry; investigating serious cases of lead poisoning in workers; developing educational materials; educating workers, employers, and health professionals; and conducting interventions targeted to specific high risk industries. In October of 1993, OLPPP initiated the California Painters Project (CPP), a two year effort to design, implement, and evaluate a multi-dimensional intervention research strategy to prevent lead poisoning among a group of lead-exposed painters in the City and County of San Francisco. The CPP was funded by OLPPP and NIOSH/CDC. The purpose of the Project was four fold: first, to develop and implement a model lead poisoning prevention strategy and evaluate it for its effectiveness with small to medium sized painting contractors involved in residential and commercial painting activities; second, to develop a step by step employer compliance assistance manual; third to generate information on the resources required, problems encountered, and the feasibility and efficacy of the model, and to make recommendations for revisions; fourth, to assess the risk for lead poisoning among a painting workforce engaged in activities that disturb lead based paint.
Painting; Lead-poisoning; Small-businesses; Lead-dust; Frames; Paints
Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Occupational Health Branch, California Department of Health Services, 2151 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
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Final Cooperative Agreement Report
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Cooperative Agreement
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Neurotoxic Effects
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, California
Page last reviewed: October 29, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division