|Document ID (ISN)||107558|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Blando J.D., Lefkowitz D.K., Valiante D., Gerwel B., Bresnitz E.
||Survey of current lead use, handling, hygiene, and contaminant controls among New Jersey industries
||Aug. 2007, Vol.4, No.8, p.539-546. 29 ref.
||08-0141.pdf [in English]
||In 2003, a chemical handling and use survey was mailed to New Jersey employers identified as using lead in their industrial processes. This survey was used to ascertain characteristics about lead use, handling and protection of employees during manufacturing operations. Forty-five surveys were returned by companies that are listed in the New Jersey Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) programme, which records and investigates cases of adults with greater than 25µg/dL of lead in their blood, most cases being related to occupational exposures. This survey found that more than 25% of the surveyed enterprises with significant potential for lead exposure did not employ commonly-used and basic industrial hygiene practices. In addition, 24% of these companies had not conducted air sampling within the last three years. Other findings are discussed.
||plant health organization; lead; lead and compounds
||New Jersey; safety consciousness; responsibilities of employers; USA; personal hygiene; disobeying safety instructions; survey; personal protective equipment; sampling and analysis; determination in blood; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational health services
Lead and compounds