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Lead Evaluating Exposure and Controls

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Lead Evaluating Exposure and Controls

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Lead Evaluating Exposure and Controls
Daniel M. Bruun

Today I would like to share some information on Lead and how to prevent exposure to this hazardous material. Regardless if you need a lead based paint survey or air sampling for lead or program development, 1Source professionals draw on their many years of regulatory, technical and management knowledge for the review and development of written policies and programs, to help you comply with these and other regulations. Knowledge of the changing regulatory and business management environments not only helps in the development of programs, but also in their implementation.

For more information on the potential impact of lead, air sampling, lead awareness training, along with developing a program to insure compliance with regulations, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Daniel M. Bruun, CIH, Vice President


Industrial Hygiene

Industrial Hygiene

1Source staff has performed thousands of occupational health / industrial hygiene surveys and related services for clients in a variety of settings. These have ranged from one day sampling for a limited number of physical stressors and chemical substances to multiple-week sampling by a team of hygienists for a wide variety of chemicals and other exposures. We have helped clients develop and implement programs to identify potentially hazardous exposures. Our professional certified industrial hygienists (CIH) identify potential chemical exposure issues, design sampling surveys to evaluate the potential for exposure and overexposure and develop recommendations to minimize or eliminate potential exposure. We follow strict QA/QC control procedures from equipment calibration through laboratory chain-of-custody.

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Controlling Exposure

Controlling Exposure

Workers are primarily exposed to lead by breathing in particles containing lead. Lead compounds can also get on the skin, contaminate clothing or food, and be ingested. The most effective way to prevent exposure to a hazardous material such as lead is through elimination or substitution with viable, less toxic alternatives. The hierarchy of controls describes the order that should be followed when choosing among exposure-control options for a hazardous substance. Generally, elimination or substitution is the preferred choice (most protective) at the top of the hierarchy, followed by engineering controls, administrative controls, work-practice controls, and, finally, personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Lead Based Paint Surveys and Management

Lead Based Paint Surveys and Management

1Source Safety and Health Inc. conducts lead based surveys to assist commercial property managers, owners, schools and contractors in assessing the locations and conditions of lead based paint. This information is used in the renovation of facilities and to provide information needed for the demolition of buildings. Information that is developed is used in specifications for lead based paint stabilization or to guide contractors in methods to prevent lead exposures during renovations and demolition of buildings. 1Source Lead Paint Inspectors and Risk Assessors are EPA certified and licensed in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

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