Working safely with lead

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2017

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This page provides basic information on lead at work, focusing on the duties of the employer. It includes the following sections: When are you most at risk?, Health effects from exposure to lead, Action required by employers (Significant exposure, Health surveillance), Lead FAQs, Case studies, and Resources (e.g. Control of lead at work, Lead and you — Working safely with leadHealth surveillance).

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
HSE — Health and Safety Executive
Tasks covered: 
Applying Surface Coatings
Construction
Handling Chemicals
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Installing or Removing Insulation
Manufacturing
Processing Materials
Removing Coatings
Smelting and Casting Metal
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Reprotoxic substances
Neurotoxic substances
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Ingestion
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

lead

CAS Number: 
7439-92-1
EC number: 
231-100-4
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Safety officers

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