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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-98-179

Bridge Lead Removal and General Site Safety


The scope of this program is to:

  • Define health effects associated with lead-based paint.

  • Review the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) lead construction standard.

  • Establish medical monitoring guidelines for all workers directly exposed to lead-based paint (name project).

  • Define specific areas to be cleaned and list any primers and paints that will be used, including their individual handling instructions (to be included on a site-by-site basis).

  • Review (company name) Hazard Communication Program.

  • Describe the proper use of various types of personal protective equipment used on bridge projects.

  • Describe various work methods used on lead-based painted surfaces.

  • Describe general site safety requirements and safe work practices used on bridges.


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