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Alert: lead may be present in industrial pigments and coatings

Description

Lead is an ingredient commonly added to industrial coatings to improve wear, and can be present in pigments used in coating materials. Sampling of coated products such as structural metal, tanks, and piping completed by Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour in 2013 indicated that coatings applied since 2010 may contain over 90 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) of lead. Workers may be exposed to lead if the coating is disturbed by activities that create a fine dust or fume such as grinding, sanding, scraping, abrasive blasting, cutting, or welding.

Updated

August 1, 2014

Tags
OHS OHS bulletins Occupational Health and Safety alerts chemical hazards lead workplace health

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Extent

3 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour (2013–2016)

Contributor

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2014-08-01

Date Added

2017-03-14T15:14:18.172885

Date Modified

2014-08-01

Date Issued

2014-08-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISSN (print)

0848-3337

NEOS catalogue key

2691963

Local Identifier

AL042

Usage / Licence

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