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Description:This 1999 photograph shows a worker using a power sander equipped with a high efficiency particulate air filter exhaust system that collected paint particulates to remove paint from a door, demonstrating an exterior renovation method that was used on residences where lead-based paint was present. This was found to be a low-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. This method or sanding was found to be among the low-exposure methods, and is therefore, recommended under federal guidelines. Note that this worker was 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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