KEEPING WORKERS' BLOOD LEAD LEVELS DOWN ON BRIDGE REPAINTING JOBS

Air-borne measures are the primary mechanism to assess worker exposure to lead. Personal exposure monitoring results are used to determine respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, training, medical monitoring, and hygiene facilities to prevent overexposure in workers on lead paint removal projects. With the initiation of a major bridge rehabilitation program in the late 1980s, Connecticut implemented a statewide medical surveillance system for monitoring and intervention purposes. This article presents results from air-borne and hand wipe sampling as well as medical surveillance monitoring for active crews on a major bridge rehabilitation project--the Gold Star Memorial Bridge. Data presented suggest that lead exposures on bridges are multi-factorial and that parameters, such as shift assignment and hygiene behavior, may influence workers' blood lead levels.

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    Technology Publishing Company

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  • Authors:
    • Cannon, L J
    • Maurer, K F
    • Woodmansee, J T
    • McConnell-Meachem, M
    • Arena, S L
  • Publication Date: 1996-2

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00721963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 7 1996 12:00AM