Lead: Your health and safety guide

How to understand and reduce or eliminate the health and safety risks of lead in the workplace.

Last updated

Jun 2017

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

PDF, 581.05 kB

Document Length

11 pages

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.