Lead Warning Labels & Signs
In 2015 and 2016, the Cal/OSHA standards (Title 8 CCR §1532.1, 5198, 5194) changed how employers must notify their employees about lead hazards. Lead work area posters and labels for lead-contaminated clothing and equipment must now include specific language about central nervous system and reproductive health effects of lead. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) must also include new language.
The updated standards require employers to:
Put the new warning labels on bags or containers of lead-contaminated clothing or equipment (effective June 1, 2015)
Put up the new warning signs in lead work areas (effective June 1, 2016).
Ask your supplier for Safety Data Sheets that comply with the new hazard communication language.
The Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP) developed signs and warning labels to help employers comply with these new requirements. Employers can print, download, and see tips for using the new signs and labels below.
Free Lead Warning Signs
The lead warning signs are available in English or Spanish. The sign is 11" x 22" and can be posted at its full-size with lead poisoning prevention tips (above left image) or folded to show only the top portion with the new Cal/OSHA-required language (above right image). The folded sign measures at 8 1/2" x 11".