What it contains

Lead is poisonous and exposure to it in the workplace makes it a serious health and safety risk. This guide advises how employers can manage risks. It explains:

  • the health risks of lead exposure
  • an employer’s legal responsibilities in reducing or eliminating these risks
  • an employee’s legal responsibilities in reducing or eliminating these risks
  • who employers must consult with about these risks
  • how to find out your employees’ lead exposure risk
  • how to control these risks by eliminating and reducing lead exposure

At the end of the document, there is a glossary of terms used in the guide.