- OSHA Lead in Construction Advisor
1926.62 (e) METHODS OF COMPLIANCE
(e)(1) Engineering and Work Practice Controls.
The employer shall implement engineering and work practice controls, including administrative controls, to reduce and maintain employee exposure to lead to or below the permissible exposure limit to the extent that such controls are feasible. Wherever all feasible engineering and work practices controls that can be instituted are not sufficient to reduce employee exposure to or below the permissible exposure limit prescribed in paragraph (c) of this section, the employer shall nonetheless use them to reduce employee exposure to the lowest feasible level and shall supplement them by the use of respiratory protection that complies with the requirements of paragraph (f) of this section.
(e)(2) Compliance Program.
(2)(i) Prior to commencement of the job each employer shall establish and implement a written compliance program to achieve compliance with paragraph (c) of this section.
(2)(ii) Written plans for these compliance programs shall include at least the following:
(ii)(A) A description of each activity in which lead is emitted;
e.g. equipment used, material involved, controls in place, crew
size, employee job responsibilities, operating procedures and
- (ii)(B) A description of the specific means that will be employed
to achieve compliance and, where engineering controls are required
engineering plans and studies used to determine methods selected
for controlling exposure to lead;
- (ii)(C) A report of the technology considered in meeting the PEL;
- (ii)(D) Air monitoring data which documents the source of lead
- (ii)(E) A detailed schedule for implementation of the program,
including documentation such as copies of purchase orders for
equipment, construction contracts, etc.;
- (ii)(F) A work practice program which includes items required under
paragraphs (g), (h) and (i) of this section and incorporates
other relevant work practices such as those specified in
paragraph (e)(5) of this section;
- (ii)(G) An administrative control schedule required by paragraph
(e)(4) of this section, if applicable;
- (ii)(H) A description of arrangements made among contractors on
multi-contractor sites with respect to informing affected
employees of potential exposure to lead and with respect to
responsibility for compliance with this section as set-forth in
- (ii)(I) Other relevant information.
- (2)(iii) The compliance program shall provide for frequent and
regular inspections of job sites, materials, and equipment to be
made by a competent person.
- (2)(iv) Written programs shall be submitted upon request to any
affected employee or authorized employee representatives, to the
Assistant Secretary and the Director, and shall be available at
the worksite for examination and copying by the Assistant
Secretary and the Director.
- (2)(v) Written programs shall be revised and updated at least
every 6 months to reflect the current status of the program.
(e)(3) Mechanical Ventilation.
When ventilation is used to control lead exposure, the employer shall evaluate the mechanical performance of the system in controlling exposure as necessary to maintain its effectiveness.
(e)(4) Administrative Controls.
If administrative controls are used as a means of reducing employees TWA exposure to lead, the employer shall establish and implement a job rotation schedule which includes:
- (4)(i) Name or identification number of each affected employee;
- (4)(ii) Duration and exposure levels at each job or work station
where each affected employee is located; and
- (4)(iii) Any other information which may be useful in assessing
the reliability of administrative controls to reduce exposure to
The employer shall ensure that, to the extent relevant, employees follow good work practices such as described in Appendix B of this section.