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Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Mar 22, 2019
Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Interim Controls in Painting and Home Maintenance


This guide, prepared by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, was recently updated to include important safety and lead handling practices for painting, repairs, and home maintenance.

Source: HUD

Jan 24, 2017
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards: Lead


The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. This page addresses lead.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 24, 2017
Protect Your Family from Exposures to Lead


This website provides basic facts about lead and information about lead safety and potential exposures related to homes and communities.

Source: EPA

Jan 24, 2017
MEDLINE Plus - Lead Poisoning


Comprehensive listing of links addressing the topic of lead poisoning.


Jan 01, 2011
Guidelines for the Identification and Management of Lead Exposure in Pregnant and Lactating Women (PDF)


This document provides guidance based on current knowledge regarding blood lead testing and follow-up care for pregnant and lactating women with lead exposure above background levels.

Source: CDC

Mar 01, 2009
Indecent Exposure: Lead Puts Workers and Families at Risk


This March 2009 Issue of Perspectives of Health Research for Action provided by UC Berkeley provides an overview of occupational health issues, regulatory gaps and proposed solutions to lead poisoning.

Source: UC Berkeley

Dec 01, 2007
Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services: Lead


Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet on lead as prepared by the New Jersey Department of Health.

Source: NJ Dept. Health and Senior Services

Nov 01, 2005
ATSDR Tox Profile: Lead


The ATSDR toxicological profile succintly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects information on lead.

Source: ATSDR