Safety & Training Short: Lead Awareness - Engineering ControlsAugust 14, 2019Objective: To introduce common engineering controls for lead exposure, including methods of substitution, isolation, and ventilation
Because lead exposure is dangerous, employers must implement engineering controls to minimize employee exposure to the greatest extent possible. Engineering controls are greatly preferred over administrative controls as the best way to control exposures. Personal protective equipment (e.g., a respirator) is considered a last resort, as the worker must wear it properly.
Know what engineering controls are in place at your organization. The following are three major engineering control measures to minimize lead exposure.
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