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

Feb 27, 2019
Notes from the Field: Lead and Cadmium Exposure in Electronic Recyclers — Two States, 2015 and 2017


n 2012, CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) became aware of the potential for occupational and take-home exposures to lead and cadmium in the electronics recycling industry and contacted electronics industry stakeholders to discuss these exposures and provide information about NIOSH’s ability to investigate workplace hazards. This CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) addresses measured exposures in electronic recyclers.

Source: CDC

Jan 24, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Indoor Firing Ranges


This page provides links to information about the evaluation, measurement, and control of noise and airborne lead exposures at indoor firing ranges.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 24, 2017
Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water


On this page, provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, you will learn drinking water requirements for lead, problems that may develop and what you can do.

Source: EPA

Jan 24, 2017
Lead: Tips, Sources


Learn about lead in drinking water and current topics from the Centers for Disease Control.

Source: CDC

Jan 24, 2017
The Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program


The ABLES program is a state-based surveillance program of laboratory reported adult blood lead levels. It is intended to identify and prevent cases of elevated blood lead levels in adults.

Source: CDC

Jan 24, 2017
Lead: What Do Parents Need to Know to Protect Their Children?


In 2012, CDC updated its recommendations on children’s blood lead levels. By shifting our focus to primary prevention of lead exposure, we can reduce or eliminate dangerous lead sources in children’s environments BEFORE they are exposed

Source: CDC

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
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Lead


Visit this OSHA topic page to access information in English and Spanish related to occupational exposure to lead, prevention practices and regulations.

Source: OSHA