The OSHA Lead Awareness course is a two-hour introductory course explaining the basic information regarding employee exposure to lead, and employer responsibilities to limit those exposures. The purpose of the course is to provide employees who work on and around lead-containing materials (paint, solder, pipes, etc.) enough information to identify materials on their jobs that may potentially contain lead, and allow them to protect themselves accordingly. Trades that may need this course include employees who disturb commercial or pre-1978 residential paints, construction and demolition workers, employees who weld, torch cut, sandblast, rivet, plumbers, electricians, or mechanical contractors. The course topics include historical uses of lead, health effects, building materials that may contain lead, what to do when encountering potential lead-containing materials, personnel protective equipment & respirator use, medical monitoring, and lead-safe work practices and engineering controls to aid in reducing exposures. Completion of this training will grant certification of completion This certification must be renewed annually for OSHA compliance.