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

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks when handling lead powder compounds.
Last updated

Jun 2009

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1 page

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