Lead In The Workplace: The Facts - SS1093IE (8 Min.)
Lead…it has a variety of uses. It can be combined with other metals to produce alloys. Lead and lead alloys are often used to make batteries, ammunition, and other metal products. Years ago, lead was also used regularly in paint, ceramics, caulk, and pipe solder among other things. Because of its potential health problems, the amount of lead used in these products today has lessened or has been removed. Though used less often, lead is still common in many industries, including construction, mining, and manufacturing. In each of these industries, workers are at risk of being exposed to lead. This videos outlines the hazards and gives viewers the facts about lead in the workplace.