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Document ID (ISN)32883
CIS number 80-131
ISSN - Serial title 0097-6326 - Federal Register
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Title Occupational exposure to lead: Final standard; Attachments to the preamble for the final standard [USA]
Bibliographic information 14 Nov. 1978, Vol.43, No.220, p.52952-53014, and 21 Nov. 1978, No.225, p.54353-54509. Illus.
Abstract This permanent standard dated 8 Nov. 1978 (effective: 1 Feb. 1979) establishes a permissible exposure limit of 50µg/m3 averaged over 8h, or (for exposure exceeding 8h) a time-weighted average determined as: the maximum permissible limit (in µg/m3) = 400/hours worked during a 24h period. The standard contains provisions concerning; monitoring, respiratory protection for lead aerosols, respirator selection, protective clothing and equipment, cleaning of floors and other surfaces, vacuum cleaning, hygiene facilities and practices, changing rooms, medical surveillance (biological monitoring, blood sampling tests and medical examinations, restrictions on chelation, transfer of workers to other employment), worker training and information, warning notices. The text of the standard is preceded by supplementary and background information, and the attachments to the preamble contain general information on lead toxicity, industry surveys (smelting, refining, scrap handling, battery breaking), feasibility and compliance cost predictions.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; USA; limitation of exposure; toxic substances; lead
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; welfare facilities; economic aspects; housekeeping; information of personnel; biological effects; medical supervision; exposure tests; directive; respirators
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Occupational exposure limits
Lead and compounds