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Document ID (ISN)100141
CIS number 02-1373
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vork K.L., Hammond S.K., Sparer J., Cullen M.R.
Title Prevention of lead poisoning in construction workers: A new public health approach
Bibliographic information Mar. 2001, Vol.39, No.3, p.243-253. 38 ref.
Internet access 02-1373.pdf [in English]
Abstract Two key features of CRISP (the Connecticut Road Industry Surveillance Project) are: a contract-specified lead health protection programme and a centralized system of medical monitoring. Data from 90 bridge projects from 1991 to 1995 and approximately 2,000 workers were evaluated. Peak lead concentrations in the blood of CRISP workers were compared with those from workers outside of Connecticut. After 1992, only the painting employees experienced peak blood lead levels exceeding 50µg/dL; other Connecticut workers had significantly lower peak blood lead levels than did workers from other states.
Descriptors (primary) lead; lead poisoning; bridge building; construction work; limitation of exposure; painting
Descriptors (secondary) compliance with exposure limits; USA; Connecticut; comparative study; plant health services; blood monitoring; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Construction industry and civil engineering
Surface treatment
Lead and compounds