OSHA has published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise its standards for occupational exposure to lead.
Recent medical research on workplace lead exposure shows adverse health effects can occur in adults at lower blood lead levels than recognized previously in the medical removal levels specified in OSHA’s lead standards.
OSHA asks the public to comment on the following areas of the lead standards:
- Blood lead level triggers for medical removal protection.
- Medical surveillance provisions, including triggers and frequency of blood lead monitoring.
- Permissible exposure limit.
- Ancillary provisions for personal protective equipment, housekeeping, hygiene, and training.
Read the Federal Register notice for submission Instructions:
Comments must be submitted online by August 29, 2022 by clicking below: