BDN offers a lead risk assessment for any company that has concerns about employee exposure to lead. Exposure to lead can come from lead-based paint (used in homes and industry), leaded gasoline, industrial releases, soil, food, drinking water, and occupational exposure. Lead can become a serious health hazard when it is reduced to dust, chips or fumes. BDN’s team of professional inspectors can offer services to help you identify the potential sources or exposures to lead and help train you and your staff to know how to respond when these sources and exposures are found.
Do you have an upcoming renovation or demolition project planned? BDN’s team of lead paint professionals can perform an inspection of your building to determine the presence of lead, and, if identified, provide recommendations for managing it safely.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulate lead-related work. As an employer, your company is responsible for determining the levels of airborne lead that your employees are exposed to in the workplace. OSHA has established an Action Level and a Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for lead. When airborne concentrations of lead meet or exceed these levels the OSHA Lead Standard requires the use of respirators, protective clothing, training, medical surveillance and other protective measures.
Our Industrial Hygienists monitor airborne concentrations of lead using low volume air monitoring equipment to determine personal breathing zone exposures. If concentrations exceed permissible limits, recommendations are made to bring exposures into compliance.