Working with lead - handling lead powder compounds: A health and safety solution

Guidance on how to eliminate or reduce workplace health and safety risks when handling lead powder compounds.


What it contains

Lead is poisonous. Exposure to lead over time can cause serious illness, including kidney damage, nerve and brain damage, paralysis and lead palsy. This document outlines the occupational health and safety duties (OHS) of employers to reduce the risk of employers being exposed to lead. It explains:

  • work systems that eliminate or reduce lead exposure risks
  • the OHS duties of employers to eliminate or reduce these risks and the duties of employees

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