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Document ID (ISN)107558
CIS number 08-141
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Blando J.D., Lefkowitz D.K., Valiante D., Gerwel B., Bresnitz E.
Title Survey of current lead use, handling, hygiene, and contaminant controls among New Jersey industries
Bibliographic information Aug. 2007, Vol.4, No.8, p.539-546. 29 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; lead; lead and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances