OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 4 Chemical Hazards, Biological Hazards and Harmful Substances

Section 41 Lead exposure control plan

(1) An employer must develop an exposure control plan for lead if

(a) a worker at the work site may be exposed to airborne lead in excess of its occupational exposure limit for more than 30 days in a year, or

(b) a worker’s exposure to lead at the work site could result in an elevated body burden of lead through any route of entry.

(2) The exposure control plan must include at least the following:

(a) a statement of purpose and the responsibilities of individuals;

(b) methods of hazard identification, assessment and control;

(c) worker education and training;

(d) safe work practices if these are required by the hazard assessment under this Code;

(e) descriptions of personal and work site hygiene practices and decontamination practices;

(f) processes of health monitoring, including biological testing;

(g) methods of documentation and record keeping;

(h) procedures for maintenance of the plan, including annual reviews and updating.

(3) A worker must follow the exposure control plan and practice the personal and work site hygiene practices established by the employer to minimize lead exposure at the work site.