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Occupational Health Branch

The Occupational Health Branch (OHB) is devoted to improving worker health and safety through prevention activities.

​​What's New at OHB?

New free online course for occupational medicine providers

This course, designed for physicians who oversee employers' lead medical programs, reviews the epidemiology of lead poisoning, 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, see the Medical Management of Lead-Exposed Workers web page.

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