Safety Diploma Course

OSHA Lead Awareness for the Construction Industry


Lead is an ingredient in thousands of products widely used throughout the construction industry, including lead-based paints, lead solder, electrical fittings and conduits, tank linings, plumbing fixtures, and many metal alloys.

Exposure to lead can cause damage to the nervous system, kidneys, blood forming organs, and reproductive system if inhaled or ingested in dangerous quantities.

Governing regulations

This course applies to all construction work where an employee may be occupationally exposed to lead. Construction work is defined as work for construction, alteration and/or repair, including painting and decorating.

This online training course focuses on the Lead Safety Standard for the Construction Industry as described in OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.62 and is intended to provide a general awareness of lead, the risks, and the regulations.

Course Overview

This course is designed to assist employers and employees in understanding the standards set forth in 29 CFR § 1926.62 relating to working safely around lead in the construction industry.

Who Must Take this Course?

According to OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.62(l)(1)(ii): The employer shall train each employee who is subject to exposure to lead at or above the action level on any day, or who is subject to exposure to lead compounds which may cause skin or eye irritation (e.g., lead arsenate, lead azide), in accordance with the requirements of this section. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program.

Course Format

Our OSHA Lead Safety for the Construction Industry Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
Upon successful completion each student will receive Hard copy of completion certificate and can print a wallet card

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • Major elements of OSHA‘s Lead Safety Standard
  • Exposure assessment
  • Work practices
  • Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)
  • Compliance program
  • Engineering controls
  • Work practices
  • Hygiene facilities and practices
  • Protective clothing
  • Respirators
  • Housekeeping
  • Medical surveillance
  • Medical removal
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Worker training and information
  • Warning signs
  • Recordkeeping
  • OSHA assistance