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Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP) is a part of the California Department of Public Health's Occupational Health Branch. OLPPP provides services  to prevent and reduce lead poisoning in California workplaces, including tracking blood lead levels in adults; investigating work-related lead poisoning cases; and providing information and technical assistance to employers, workers, physicians, and others.

What's New at OLPPP?

Free online course for occupational medicine providers

OLPPP is pleased to offer Adult Occupational Lead Poisoning in California for Occupational Medicine Providers – Free continuing medical education (CME) course.

This course, designed for physicians who oversee employers' lead medical programs, reviews the epidemiology of lead poisoning in California, toxicology, sources of exposure, health effects, clinical management, and the state public health role in preventing occupational lead poisoning. Since many occupational medicine providers were trained before data on the harms of low-level lead exposure emerged, this course also reviews efforts to update the Cal/OSHA lead standards, as well as the legal context of the evolving lead standards and physician responsibilities under the lead standards.

For more information on our work in this area, see Medical Management of Lead-Exposed Workers web page.

See other free CMEs offered by CDPH.

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