Safety Diploma Course

OSHA Lead Awareness for the Construction Industry


Lead is used across wide range of products across various industrial applications which include lead-based paints, electrical fittings, tank linings, plumbing fixtures, lead solder, and many metal alloys. But this is a hazardous substance and long-time exposure can lead to serious health disorders.

However, there are federal regulations available to control excessive exposure of lead which can damage nervous system, kidneys, reproductive system and blood forming organs apart from disturbing the metabolic system.

Our online OSHA Lead Awareness training program has been made to educate workers in construction industry about the health problems caused by over exposure to lead.

Governing regulations

The federal regulations apply to workers in construction industry who are occupationally exposed to lead on a daily basis. The OSHA regulations specifically control employers to ensure safe and healthy environment at construction sites. The regulations are applicable to all construction works which include alteration and/or repair, construction, including decorating and painting.

This online safety training course provides information on Lead Safety Standard for the Construction Industry to participants as described in OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.62 standards and intends to create general awareness on lead exposure, risk factors and federal regulations.

Course Overview

This online safety course is developed to make workers and employers understand safety standards as per 29 CFR § 1926.62 which relates to protecting workers from lead exposure in the construction industry.

Who Must Take this Course?

According to OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.62(l)(1)(ii), employers must ensure that workers who have high risk of lead and lead compound (lead arsenate or lead oxide) exposure should get proper training to understand the safe limit of exposure, health implications, prevalent regulations, safe practices, symptoms (skin or eye irritation) when exposed accidentally and how to manage such hazards. The employer shall initiate a training program from a competent authority and ensure employee participation in the training program.

Course Format

Our OSHA Lead Safety for the Construction Industry Training course is packed with case studies, quality content to understand, graphical and audio presentations and self-check questions for better preparation for the final exam.

All successful candidates will be given completion certificate along with a printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each learner after the completion of the course will be entitled to receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) certification.

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