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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Lead Exposure at Firing Ranges

In the May Hot Topics, Michael Kinzer and Gerry Croteau discuss safety standards that address lead exposure at firing ranges.
Next Hot Topics Webinar: Lead Exposure at Firing Ranges

Photo of lead pellets by Harshad Sharma

In the May Hot Topics, Michael Kinzer and Gerry Croteau discuss safety standards that address lead exposure at firing ranges.

May 9, 2013

When we think of safety standards for gun ranges, we think first about preventing accidental shootings or reducing noise. But lead exposure from bullets and primer also pose serious health risks for employees and their families.

In the May Hot Topics, Michael Kinzer, MD, MPH, will discuss his participation in an investigation of the country’s largest reported occupational lead exposure at an indoor gun range in Washington State. In addition to the investigation’s findings, Kinzer will explain the roles and responsibilities of employers, laboratories, medical providers, and regulatory agencies in assessing and preventing lead exposure.

Gerry Croteau, MS, will then review the methods for reducing lead exposure in gun ranges and other industries that use lead. Croteau will also emphasize ways to reduce oral ingestion of lead and review the related occupational health standards.

Register today and learn about emerging methods to improve workplace safety.

Lead Exposure at Firing Ranges

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences:

  • Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners
  • Managers and safety professionals at enterprises where lead is used
  • Safety professionals at law enforcement agencies

Presenters:

Michael Kinzer, MD, MPH, is a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at Public Health - Seattle & King County. He is also an officer in the United States Public Health Service and has previously served in the United States Navy and the Peace Corps.

Gerry Croteau, MS, is a certified industrial hygienist with the University of Washington Field Research and Consultation Group. He has consulted for a variety of industries including: food processing, plastics manufacturing, construction, mining, foundries, waste disposal and processing, and machine shop and metal fabricating facilities.

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