|Chapter 6680 Lead Program|
Lead is considered to be a chemical. It is therefore subject to the requirements stated in ES&H Manual Chapter 6610 Chemical Hygiene Program and its associated appendices. This document, and its associated appendices, defines Jefferson Lab's additional requirements related to lead.Scope
The use of less harmful materials is the preferred method to mitigate the hazards associated with lead. However, when lead must be used the responsibilities and procedures included within this program are followed.
This program satisfies applicable federal, state, and local requirements as outlined in ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List.
The specific situations where lead exposure is a concern includes:
Table 1: Required Lead Safety Training by Job Classification
T1 Lead Work Requirements
ES&H Manual Chapter 6680 Appendix T1 Lead Work Requirements provides Jefferson Lab's minimum requirements when working with lead including: pre-work planning and actual work activities (i.e.: movement of lead bricks, machining, soldering, welding, and lead based paint abatement).
T2 Lead Handling Personal Protective Equipment and Other Related Personal Protective Measures
ES&H Manual Chapter 6680 Appendix T2 Lead Handling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Other Related Personal Protective Measures provides information regarding the minimum PPE and associated control measures to be utilized during lead work activities. Information includes how to:
T3 Lead Use and Storage Areas - Including Posting Requirements
Jefferson Lab recognizes that an area where lead, and its associated apparatus, is used and stored is considered a hazard issue. ES&H Manual Chapter 6680 Appendix T3 Lead Use and Storage Areas including and Posting Requirements defines Jefferson Lab's minimum lead work and storage area requirements, including posting requirements.
T4 Lead Clean-up, Disposal, and Recycle Procedures
ES&H Manual Chapter 6680 Appendix T4 Lead Clean-Up, Disposal, and Recycle Procedures describes the accepted method for lead clean-up; and associated disposal or recycle methods. Jefferson Lab only authorizes the following clean-up activities:
T5 Procurement Requirements Related to Lead
Procurement of material or equipment containing lead follow the procedure provided in ES&H Manual Chapter 6610 Appendix T2 Chemical Requisitioning and Receiving.
Procurement of subcontracted services involving lead following:
Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.
Qualified Lead Worker
Supervisors/Subcontracting Officer's Technical Representative (SOTR)/Sponsor
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