AB 35 would require the State Department of Public Health (department) to consider a report from a laboratory of an employee’s blood lead level at or above 20 micrograms per deciliter to be injurious to the health of the employee and to report that case within 5 business days of receiving the report to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (division).
The bill would further provide that the above-described report would constitute a serious violation and subject the employer or place of employment to an investigation, as provided, by the division, and would require the division to make any citations or fines imposed as a result of the investigation publicly available on an annual basis.
The bill would specify that the blood lead levels identified in these provisions that trigger action by the department and the division do not supersede any lower blood lead levels established by regulations adopted by the division that would trigger required action by an employer.
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