Occupational Health Watch: October 2018
Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 21-27
Lead Poisoning Prevention Week reminds us that lead poisoning on the job remains a widespread and serious health concern for thousands of workers in California [see our 2012-14 report (PDF)].
The Division of Occupational Health & Safety (Cal/OSHA) expects to have a pre-rulemaking package for updating California's
Lead Standards to the Standards Board by the end of 2018, with an opportunity for public comment possible in 2019. To learn more about Cal/OSHA's standard setting process, visit
Steps to Develop an Occupational Health Standard.
The CDPH Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is now offering free, in-person, and
online continuing medical education (CME) courses for health care providers that highlight
medical management guidelines for lead exposed workers. To schedule an in-person course, contact us at (866) 627-1587 or
email the Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Photo: Employers must take steps to protect workers from lead.
Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Social Media Toolkit – CDPH web page with ready-to-share posts for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Resources – CDPH web page
Receive notification for public comment and review the draft revised lead standards - Cal/OSHA web page
Email Occupational Health Watch (OHW@cdph.ca.gov) with feedback or change of address.