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Document ID (ISN)111673
CIS number 11-0394
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Henn S.A., Sussell A.L., Lin J.T., Shire J.D., Alarcon W.A., Tak S.
Title Characterization of lead in US workplaces using data from OSHA's integrated management information system
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.54, p.356-365. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract Lead hazards continue to be encountered in the workplace. OSHA's Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) is the largest available database containing sampling results at United States workplaces. Personal airborne lead sampling results in IMIS were extracted for the years 1979 to 2008. Descriptive analyses, geographical mapping and regression modeling of results were performed. Seventy-nine percent of lead samples were in the manufacturing sector. Lead sample results were highest in the construction sector (median=0.03mg/m3). Lead hazards have been most prevalent in the north and northeastern regions of the United States. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) USA; lead; exposure evaluation; job-exposure relation
Descriptors (secondary) sampling and analysis; statistical evaluation; public OSH institutions; long-term exposure; computerized data bases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Lead and compounds