Health & Safety

CDC/NIOSH Develops Safety Management Tool for Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Lead

Sep 19 2006

Author: By Deborah F. Dietrich on behalf of SKC

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Health and safety professionals have addressed the hazards of lead as early as 370 BC when Hippocrates identified lead poisoning in miners. Sadly, in the year 2003, lead remains the number one environmental health hazard to children, the result of lead paint in the home and workplace lead brought into the home on the hands, clothing, shoes, and tools of parents. Therefore, lead safety management programs that involve the worker in the recognition, evaluation, and control of lead are essential to stopping the toxic legacy of lead.

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