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Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP) - What's New 

Updated online course for health care providers

OLPPP is pleased to announce its updated course for health care providers, "Overview of Adult Occupational Lead Poisoning in California," available for free on the internet. This course, designed for primary care providers, presents information on the epidemiology, toxicology, and sources of exposure of lead; the health effects in and clinical management of lead exposed adults; the Cal/OSHA occupational lead standards; and the state public health role in the prevention of occupational lead poisoning in California. Note: Professionals who have taken the previous Occupational Lead Poisoning course are eligible to take this updated course for additional CE credits. 

Overview of Adult Occupational Lead Poisoning in California - free CME on adult lead poisoning (2016)

For more information on our work in this area, see Medical management of lead-exposed workers

Free continuing education courses - courses on other occupational and environmental health topics

Cal/OSHA Advisory Meeting on revising the Lead Standards on November 10, 2015

The Cal/OSHA lead standards are based on lead toxicity information that is now over 30 years old. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has made health-based recommendations for revisions to the standards. Cal/OSHA convened an Advisory Meeting to seek advice on revised discussion drafts of possible changes to the standards. Both the General Industry and Lead in Construction Standard were discussed at the meeting.

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Winter Newsletter - New Cal/OSHA Lead Hazard Language

Updated Cal/OSHA standards (Title 8 CCR 1532.1, 5198, 5194) have changed how employers must warn their employees about lead hazards. Lead work area signs and labels for lead-contaminated clothing and equipment must now include specific language about central nervous system and reproductive health effects of lead. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) must also include new language. Employers must comply with the new labeling rules by June 2015 and the new signage rules by June 2016. The Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP) has developed signs and warning labels to help employers comply with these new requirements. OLPPP’s 2015 Lead in the Workplace newsletter alerts employers to the new requirements and offers the new OLPPP materials for free.

Lead Warning Signs and Labels - print, download, and get tips for using the new signs and labels

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Occupational Health Branch home page

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