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Cal/OSHA Advances Tighter Lead-Exposure Limit After Deadline Compromise

August 07, 2019
Cal/OSHA is continuing to advance its proposal to set a much more stringent airborne lead exposure limit for construction and other workers, following a compromise among state lawmakers to set a Sept. 30, 2020, deadline for the agency’s standards board to adopt the new risk level. The lawmakers’ compromise ended a bid by two legislators to establish an earlier deadline of Feb. 1, 2020, and to specify that a blood-lead level of 20 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dl) or higher is...


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