Lead is a highly toxic metal that’s found in many common materials including old paints and primers, industrial paints and primers, car batteries, bullets, and electronics. Workers engaged in the maintenance, repainting, or demolition of structures coated with lead-containing paints have exposed to high concentrations of lead dust and fumes. When lead is inhaled or ingested, it can poison the body causing serious damage to the blood-forming system, nervous, urinary, and reproductive systems.

ADE Lead Awareness Training covers the following topics in accordance with WAC 296-155-176:

  • Lead in construction
  • Health effects of lead
  • Basic responsibilities and potential liabilities
  • Exposure monitoring and medical surveillance
  • How to control your lead exposure
  • Respiratory protection