Employers are required to protect workers from inorganic lead exposure under OSHA lead standards covering general industry (1910.1025), shipyards (1915.1025), and construction (1926.62). The lead standards establish a permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 µg/m3 of lead over an eight-hour time-weighted-average for all employees covered. The standards also set an action level of 30 µg/m3, at which an employer must begin specific compliance activities.
Lead exposure is arguably one of the oldest occupational health hazards. It is a particularly insidious hazard with the potential for causing irreversible health effects, including hypertension, central nervous system problems, anemia and diminished hearing acuity before it is clinically recognized.
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the body attempts to remove these fibers but instead they become stuck in the protective lining surrounding the lungs, abdomen, or heart. The trapped fibers irritate the mesothelial cells, causing genetic mutation that develop into tumors over time which cause mesothelioma.