Global Safety Principles: Lead Awareness in Construction

  • 4 topics | 25m 59s
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This course provides general knowledge of the hazards associated with lead exposure and requirements to reduce or eliminate exposure in the construction industry. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by New Level Safety Limited, a professional services company specializing in corporate health and safety management. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify homes which, based on their age, have a risk of lead exposure due to lead-based paint
  • identify activities that can be a source of lead exposure in the construction industry
  • identify correct statements about the danger of lead poisoning
  • identify adverse health effects associated with varying degrees of lead exposure in the construction industry
  • identify the purpose of medical surveillance
  • identify examples of types of work controls that can be used to reduce exposure to lead
  • identify work practices that can reduce exposure to lead


  • Sources of Lead Exposure in Construction
  • Health Effects of Lead Exposure
  • Medical Surveillance of Lead Exposure on the Job
  • Controls to Minimize Exposure to Lead