Workplace Lead Publications

At NIOSH, we have studied lead exposure in many different industries. Below are links to study publications and NIOSH-numbered publications meant to inform and reduce workplace lead exposure.

NIOSHTIC-2 is a searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH. Use this database to search for lead-related journal articles published by NIOSH.

General Publications About Lead

sign that warns of fuel containing lead

Handwipe Method for Removing Lead from Skin (2011)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR): ToxFAQs: Leadpdf icon (PDF 74 KB, 2 pages)

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance — United States, 2005–2007

Worker Health Chartbook 2004pdf icon DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-146 (PDF 8.5 MB, 382 pages)

Health Hazard Evaluations: Occupational Exposure to Lead 1994 to 1999 DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-113 (2001)pdf icon (PDF 857 KB, 25 pages)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Lead Hazard Fact Sheetpdf iconexternal icon (PDF 21 KB, 2 pages)

Lead Exposure: Family Risks

Blood Lead Levels among the Children of Lead-Exposed Workers: A Meta-Analysis

Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children of Construction Workers: a Study of “Take-Home†Lead Exposure

Elevated Lead Contamination in Homes of Construction Workers

Keeping Lead at Work

Lead Contamination in Automobiles of Lead Exposed Bridge Workers

Protecting Workers’ Families: A Research Agenda DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-113 (2002)

Report to Congress on Workers’ Home Contamination Study Conducted Under The Workers’ Family Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 671a) DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 95-123 (1995)

US children’s lead exposures, 2008: implications for prevention

Lead Exposure: Construction

Protecting workers exposed to lead-based paint hazards – A report to Congress (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-112 (1998)

NIOSH Alert – Preventing Lead Poisoning in Construction Workers DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 91-116a (1991)

Skin and Surface Lead Contamination, Hygiene Programs, and Work Practices of Bridge Surface Preparation and Painting Contractors

Lead Toxicity among Bridge Workers, 1994

Current Trends Controlling Lead Toxicity among Bridge Workers – Connecticut, 1991-1994

Lead Poisoning in Bridge Demolition Workers — Georgia, 1992

Publication of NIOSH Alert: Request for Assistance in Preventing Lead Poisoning in Construction Workers

Epidemiologic Notes and Reports Lead Poisoning among Bricklayers — Washington State

Lead Exposure: Other Industries

Evaluation of employee exposures at a PCB plant (2011)

NIOSH Workplace Solution – Reducing Exposure to Lead and Noise in Indoor Firing Ranges Publication No. 2010-113

NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Exposures to Lead and Noise at Indoor Firing Ranges Publication No. 2009-136

Occupational and Take-Home Lead Poisoning Associated with Restoring Chemically Stripped Furniture — California, 1998

Lead Chromate Exposures and Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Workers in the Plastics Pigmenting Industry — Texas, 1990

Lead Exposures among Lead Burners — Utah, 1991

Lead Poisoning among Battery Reclamation Workers — Alabama, 1991

Lead Poisoning in a Foundry — New Jersey, 1990

Page last reviewed: December 3, 2021