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Document ID (ISN)59741
CIS number 93-564
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sharp D.S., Perkins C., Samuels S.J., Rosenberg J., Rudolph L.
Title Lead use in California industry - Its prevalence and health implications
Bibliographic information Oct. 1991, Vol.52, No.10, p.409-416. 30 ref.
Abstract A 1986 California survey estimated that 230,000 workers employed in lead-using activities, although 68% of this number worked in activities of relatively low hazard. Over 1,800 were reported to work in battery manufacture, a relatively high-hazard activity, but with consistent monitoring and protection. In contrast, over 4,300 were involved in radiator repair activities, a high-hazard activity with inconsistent monitoring and protection. Over 8% of construction workers were reported to work in lead-using processes. This sector is exempt from US federal and state occupational lead standards, yet some of the most hazardous activities (welding, grinding, cutting, etc.) occurred here. Comparison of projections from the National Occupational Hazard Survey of potential lead exposure in California with these survey results suggests consistent and reliable assessment of the major sources of potential occupational lead exposure.
Descriptors (primary) USA; exposure; lead; California
Descriptors (secondary) occupational diseases; legal aspects; electric radiators; soldering and brazing; survey; welding and cutting; construction industry; long-term exposure; battery and dry cell manufacture; compilation of statistics; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances