Control of Substances Hazardous to Health - COSHH Level 2 (VTQ)

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Lead and its dangers

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Understanding Lead Regulations and Health Protection

Lead Regulations Overview

Lead falls outside COSHH regulations, with separate guidelines addressing lead-related issues, prevalent across various workplaces beyond construction.

Workplace Lead Sources

Various industrial processes generate lead dust, fume, or vapour, including:

  • Stripping old lead paint
  • Lead recovery from scrap
  • Manufacturing lead-acid batteries and recycling
  • Leaded-glass production
  • Painting buildings or vehicles
  • Recycling electronics containing Cathode Ray Tubes

Health Protection Measures

To safeguard health, individuals should:

  • Obtain adequate information and training
  • Utilize provided equipment as instructed
  • Ensure proper fit and condition of protective gear
  • Dispose of lead waste responsibly
  • Practice personal hygiene, avoiding lead contamination

Employer Responsibilities

Employers must:

  • Conduct thorough risk assessments
  • Implement and record control measures
  • Monitor air quality and employee exposure
  • Ensure hygiene standards and provide suitable facilities
  • Arrange medical surveillance for significant exposure cases
  • Investigate and review measures if action levels are exceeded