OSHA requires that employers institute an information and training program and ensure that all employees subject to exposure to lead or lead compounds at or above the action level on any day participate. Also covered under information and training are employees who may suffer skin or eye irritation from lead compounds. Initial training must be provided before the initial job assignment.
Training must be repeated at least annually and, in brief summary must include:
The content of the OSHA lead standard and its appendices;
The specific nature of operations that could lead to lead exposure above the action level;
The purpose, proper selection, fit, use, and limitations of respirators;
The purpose and a description of the medical surveillance program, and the medical removal protection program;
Information concerning the adverse health effects associated with excessive lead exposure;
The engineering and work practice controls associated with employees' job assignments;
The contents of any lead-related compliance plan in effect;
Instructions to employees that chelating agents must not be used routinely to remove lead from their bodies and when necessary only under medical supervision and at the direction of a licensed physician; and
The right to access records under "Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records," 29 CFR 1910.1020.