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The employer shall train each employee who is subject to exposure to lead at or above the action level on any day, or who is subject to exposure to lead compounds which may cause skin or eye irritation (e.g., lead arsenate, lead azide), in accordance with the requirements of this section. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program.
The employer shall also provide the training program at least annually for each employee who is subject to lead exposure at or above the action level on any day. The employer shall assure that each employee is trained in the following:

  • The content of this standard (29 CFR 1926.62) and its appendices

  • The specific nature of the operations which could result in exposure to lead above the action level

  • The purpose, proper selection, fitting, use, and limitations of respirators

  • The purpose and a description of the medical surveillance program, and the medical removal protection program including information concerning the adverse health effects associated with excessive exposure to lead (with particular attention to the adverse reproductive effects on both males and females and hazards to the fetus and additional precautions for employees who are pregnant)

  • The engineering controls and work practices associated with the employee's job assignment including training of employees to follow relevant good work practices described in Appendix B of this section

  • The contents of any compliance plan in effect

  • Instructions to employees that chelating agents should not routinely be used to remove lead from their bodies and should not be used at all except under the direction of a licensed physician; and

  • The employee's right of access to records under 29 CFR 1910.20.



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