Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents
• Standard Number: 1910.1025(d)(8)

OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov.

June 22, 1981

MEMORANDUM FOR: ALL REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS

THRU: JOHN B. MILES, JR.
Director Office of Field Coordination

FROM: BRUCE ILLENBRAND
Acting Director Federal Compliance and State Programs

SUBJECT: Lead Standard - - Employee Notification Requirements

This memorandum is to clarify enforcement procedures for employee notification requirements under the lead standard, 29 CFR 1910.1025(d)(8).

29 CFR 1910.1025(d)(8) reads as follows:

(8) Employee notification.

(i) Within [15] working days after the receipt of monitoring results, the employer shall notify each employee in writing of the results which represent that employee's exposure.

(ii) Whenever the results indicate that the representative employee exposure, without regard to respirators, exceeds the permissible exposure limit, the employer shall include in the written notice a statement that the permissible exposure limit was exceeded and a description of the corrective action taken o