What it contains

Workers repairing radiators can be exposed to excessive amounts of lead. This can cause kidney, nerve and brain damage, paralysis and lead palsy. This document outlines how these risks can be reduced in the workplace by:

  • using lower temperature fuels and lead or tin solders
  • installing local exhaust ventilation to extract fumes
  • providing workers with changing and washing facilities to prevent lead contaminants from spreading
  • ensuring workers’ lunch areas are isolated from lead processing areas
  • conducting blood tests for lead