OSHA Lead Awareness Training 2 Hour

Course Description


OSHA Lead Awareness Training 2 Hour

Take this 2-Hour OSHA Lead Awareness course to learn proper work practices to prevent lead-based paint exposure in workers and building occupants. Per OSHA requirements, this course covers the health effects of lead exposure and various paint-related activities required to comply with OSHA's Lead In Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.62) and for General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1025). 

This course is for building maintenance personnel and construction workers who work in schools, residential housing, and commercial buildings and perform activities that may disturb lead-based paint where the anticipated lead exposures will be below the OSHA Action Level.


OSHA Action Level means employee exposure, without regard to the use of respirators, to an airborne concentration of lead of 30 micrograms per cubic meter of air (30 ug/m3) calculated as an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA). If you work in an area that contains airborne lead above the OSHA Action Level, your employer must give you medical surveillance and training in the hazards of working with lead.

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):  Your employer is not allowed to let you breathe in more than 50 micrograms of lead per cubic meter of air (50 ug/m3). It is called the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL). If you work in an area with more lead in the air than the PEL, your employer must reduce your exposure by providing you the proper respiratory protection. 

 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. It includes but is not limited to the following:

1926.62(a)(1):  Demolition or salvage of structures where lead or materials containing lead are present

1926.62(a)(2):  Removal or encapsulation of materials containing lead

1926.62(a)(3):  New construction, alteration, repair, or renovation of structures, substrates, or portions thereof, that contain lead, or materials containing lead

1926.62(a)(4):  Installation of products containing lead

1926.62(a)(5):  Lead contamination/emergency cleanup

1926.62(a)(6):  Transportation, disposal, storage, or containment of lead or materials containing lead on the site or location at which construction activities are performed

1926.62(a)(7):  Maintenance operations associated with the construction activities described in this section

 Topics Include:

  • What is Lead?
  • How to Identify Lead Containing Materials
  • Difference Between Lead-Containing Materials and Lead-Based Paint
  • Health Effects of Lead Exposure
  • Operations That Could Result in Exposure to Lead
  • Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Review of OSHA Regulations
  • Overview of EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

 Compliance Standard:  OSHA's Lead In Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.62) and General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1025)


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