Updated Overview of Adult Occupational Lead Poisoning in California

Activity ID Released Expires
2378 April 11, 2016 April 10, 2019


The activity was designed by the California Department of Public Health to update physicians regarding toxic substances such as lead that are carried home from work on workers’ clothes, shoes, hair, or skin can poison household members.

Diplomate Engagement

Correct answers to the post-test, Recommended literature or other resources (presentations, audio/video, checklists, etc.),

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MOC Part II CME Activity

  • Family Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology

NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.


  1. List at least three types of industry where occupational lead poisoning commonly occurs
  2. State at least three health effects associated with lead exposure at levels not previously considered harmful
  3. Identify two criteria for removing workers from lead exposure for medical reasons under “Medical Removal Protection."
  4. List at least one reference document related to the clinical management of lead poisoning published by OLPPP
  5. List at least three requirements of the OHSA lead standards that employers must follow with regard to medical surveillance of exposed workers


  • Occupational, Lead, Poisoning, OSHA, OLPPP, Lead Exposure


  • Medical
    • Family Medicine
    • Neurology
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Psychiatry


  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
    • Communicate with patients
  • Patient Care
    • Develop/Deliver Pt MGMT Plan
    • Gather essential information

Professional Interest

  • Environmental Health

Intended Audience

  • Practicing Health Professional
    • Nurse
    • Physician
    • Physician Assistant
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Fellow


  • Continuing Education
    • CME Activity
      • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
      • ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
        • Family Medicine
        • Preventive Medicine
        • Psychiatry & Neurology

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