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Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Contents released prior to May 1, 2017 are available on the archived CDPH website.

The Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP) is a program in the California Department of Public Health's Occupational Health Branch. OLPPP helps employers, workers, and others prevent lead poisoning among workers.

What's New at OLPPP?

California workers still exposed to lead at harmful levels. 

A new report from the California Occupational Blood Lead Registry presents data on adult blood lead levels (BLLs) in California. According to the 2012-2014 data report, more than 6000 workers had elevated BLLs - now defined by health agencies as 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter and higher. Long-term exposure at elevated levels puts adults in a wide range of industries at an increased risk for adverse health effects. The report also highlights the Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program's efforts to improve worker protection.

To read the full report, see: Blood Lead Levels in California Workers, 2012-2014 (PDF).

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