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Re: Lead Primed Structural Steel

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I don't think this situation is any more of a problem that what commonly
occurs on construction and for which there are many OSHA rules to
regulate. Weld fumes and sand blasting dust is not to be breathed on any
job!

Stan Scholl, P. E.

On Wed, 20 Sep 2000 22:02:45 EDT CanitzCF(--nospam--at)aol.com writes:
> One of my current projects involves an existing structural steel 
> building 
> where some of the existing steel(W shapes) will be removed and 
> re-installed. 
> All of the steel is primed and since the structure was erected 
> during the 
> mid-60's, I'm concerned that the primer may be "red lead". 
> Subsequent 
> sampling and testing will verify if this is the case. If so, should 
> I be 
> concerned when the iron workers handle this material? In some cases, 
> new 
> steel will be welded to the existing steel. Should I be concerned 
> about the 
> resultant lead vapors? If the primer is removed via grinding or 
> blasting, is 
> it possible that nearby workers could inhale the air borne lead 
> particles?
> 
> 
> TIA,
> 
> Charlie Canitz, PE
> Bel Air, MD
> 
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