Safety with lead at work: A guide for employers and employees

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English
2015

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This guide provides general information on lead with regard to chemical health and safety issues for workers using or exposed to lead while they are at work. It gives an overview about potential health effects from exposure to lead, common work situations causing lead exposure, what protective measures should generally be taken when working with lead, what personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used when working with lead, what is the role of health surveillance and how to measure worker exposure to lead. 

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Výroba a hutní zpracování drahých a jiných neželezných kovů
Příprava k likvidaci a likvidace odpadů
Sklenářské, malířské a natěračské práce
Provider: 
Health and Safety Authority
Tasks covered: 
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Manufacturing
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Neurotoxic substances
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Ingestion
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Lead

CAS Number: 
7439-92-1
EC number: 
231-100-4
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Safety officers
Workers

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