Men and women of the military have an increased lead exposure hazard by the nature of their job. Specifically, the Special Forces community of the Army has a significant exposure due to the weapons required for their mission. Because of this high exposure, Unites States Army Special Operations Command has recently introduced a new regulation pertaining specifically to Green Berets in an effort to decrease blood lead levels in this targeted population. While this session is a synopsis of the program initiation, education, and challenges that face this unique problem and population, it has application in any setting or with any group of workers with a lead exposure.
Identify lead exposure hazards and why it is still a hazard in today’s society.
Explain the differences between OHSA regulations vs. United States Army Special Operations Command Regulations (USASOC), how they happened and who is responsible.
Describe the challenges with lead monitoring in the case study and any population.