Lead Awareness for General Industry Online


The objectives of this Lead Awareness for General Industry Online course are to inform students of the dangers of lead, the industries and locations in which lead is common, and the methods to protect themselves from exposure to lead.

The course will also introduce students to the Occupational Safety and Health Standard for General Industry, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances - 29 CFR 1910.1025.

This training course is also applicable to the Shipyard Industry, as the requirements for shipyard employment under 29 CFR 1915.1025 are identical to those set forth in 29 CFR 1910.1025.

This course can be taken as initial training or as an annually required refresher course.

These standards address construction work, including alteration, repair, renovation, and demolition of structures containing lead; they also address lead exposure in general industry, such as during brake and clutch repair, custodial work, and manufacture of lead-containing products.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe and recognize lead;
  • Describe the uses of lead;
  • Understand the definitions and the hazards associated with lead and lead exposure;
  • Explain how workers are exposed to lead;
  • Describe the health effects of lead exposure;
  • Identify and describe OSHA methods of compliance to prevent lead exposure; and
  • Explain how workers and employers can avoid lead hazards.

Topics Covered

Section 1 Course Overview

Section 2 Introduction to Lead

Section 3 Methods of Compliance


Lead Awareness for General Industry Online


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