OSHA 29 CFR 1926.62:
Initial and Refresher training. Annual refresher required.
OSHA 1926.62 requires the employer shall assure that each employee is trained in the following:
(i) The content of this standard and its appendices;
(ii) The specific nature of the operations which could result in exposure to lead above the action level;
(iii) The purpose, proper selection, fitting, use, and limitations of respirators;
(iv) The purpose and a description of the medical surveillance program, and the medical removal protection program including information concerning the adverse health effects associated with excessive exposure to lead (with particular attention to the adverse reproductive effects on both males and females and hazards to the fetus and additional precautions for employees who are pregnant);
(v) The engineering controls and work practices associated with the employee’s job assignment including training of employees to follow relevant good work practices described in Appendix B of this section;
(vi) The contents of any compliance plan in effect;
(vii) Instructions to employees that chelating agents should not routinely be used to remove lead from their bodies and should not be used at all except under the direction of a licensed physician; and
(viii) The employee’s right of access to records under 29 CFR 1910.20.
Prerequisite for those who wish to be fit tested is a medical approval form indicating the individual can wear a respirator and the respirator. Individuals must be clean shaven in the area of the respirator seal to the face with a respirator provided by the employer.