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Description:This photograph depicted a worker wearing a protective mask and suit while preparing a surface for wet scraping by first saturating it with water during a lead-based paint cleanup pilot project.
In response to a management request from Ohio University, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) performed a health hazard evaluation in order to assess worker exposures and their cleaning effectiveness during a project to clean old buildings grossly contaminated with deteriorated lead-based paint. All of the cleaning methods evaluated were hazardous, but wet methods offered the best control of airborne lead levels.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Aaron L. Sussell
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Links:CDC – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH Homepage
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