OSHA zeroes in on lead exposures
The program will cover complaints and referrals, and will set targeted inspections in industries or worksites where there is a potential for lead exposure. OSHA area offices throughout the country will develop a list of workplaces under their jurisdiction that are likely to be involved in lead-related activities. Inspections will include operations with fewer than ten employees.
Inspection targets include construction sites where welding, cutting, brazing or blasting on lead paint surfaces occurs; most smelter operations; radiator repair shops; and firing ranges.