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Occupational Health Watch: October 2017

Prevent Lead Exposure at Work

A worker attaches a lead cassette on a colleague for air monitoringLead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 22-28) reminds us that too many workers are still exposed to lead on the job [see our 2012-14 report (PDF)]. See the resources below and contact us if you would like more information or hard copies of printed materials to share with workers.

CDPH has a NEW free continuing medical education course (CME) for occupational medicine providers, designed for physicians who oversee blood lead testing programs. This course provides a comprehensive review of occupational lead exposure, and highlights medical management guidelines and efforts to update the Cal/OSHA lead standards.

Visit the Occupational Lead Resources web page to learn how to recognize and prevent lead poisoning in the workplace. Download resources to educate workers, employers, medical providers, advocates, and policymakers about prevention, such as:

You can also use social media to spread the word about the video and resources for workers and providers. Be sure to include the #LeadPoisoning hashtag.


Free Online CME

Occupational Lead Resources

Worker Hazard Alert (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

"Lead's Revenge" Video

BLLs in California Workers (PDF)

Email Occupational Health Watch ( with feedback or change of address.

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