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Description:While wearing a protective mask and suit, this worker was using a power sander in a 1999 exercise, demonstrating an exterior renovation method that was typically used on residences where lead-based paint was present. This was a high exposure method.
This demonstration was conducted by the University of California Berkeley and local members of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. These organizations requested that industrial hygienists at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) do a health hazard evaluation to assess lead exposures for various tasks. Power finish sanding was found to be among the high-exposure methods, hence, this worker is appropriately attired so as to avoid skin, or inhalation exposure to possibly dangerous airborne particulates.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Aaron L. Sussell
Creation Date:1999
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Links:CDC – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH Homepage
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