Lead Medical Surveillance Program
The Laboratory monitors the health of workers exposed to lead above the OSHA Action Level. This includes:
- Blood tests for lead: Blood Lead Level (BBL) and Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP)
- Medical examinations
- Removal from lead exposure if worker health is at risk (Medical Removal Protection)
- Chelation (Use of certain drugs to remove lead from the body. Used only in severe cases of lead poisoning and only by a qualified MD
If you have any specific questions regarding our Medical Surveillance program, please contact Health Services at x6266.