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.