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Toolbox talk: lead exposure.
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
Silver Spring, MD: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2014 Mar; :1-2
Exposure to lead fumes and particles can come from many sources, including abrasive blasting, sanding, torch cutting, scraping, and loosening old paint with a propane torch. Dust and fumes can be inhaled, including by family members shaking out clothes. Lead can also get into the body by being transferred from dirty hands to food and drink. Serious damage can occur to your lungs, brain, liver and other organs. Children are particularly at risk for lead dust brought home from the job.
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Construction-equipment; Safety-education; Safety-programs; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Work-environment; Worker-health; Training; Education; Safety-measures; Lead-compounds; Lead-dust; Lead-fumes; Families; Children; Abrasive-blasting; Paints; Biological-effects; Liver-function; Lung-function; Brain-function
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Construction; Cooperative Agreement
Toolbox talk: lead exposure
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division