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1910.1025(k)(1)(i) Temporary Removal Due to Elevated Blood Lead Levels -
1910.1025(k)(1)(i)(A)
The employer shall remove an employee from work having an exposure to lead at or above the action level on each occasion that a periodic and a follow-up blood sampling test conducted pursuant to this section indicate that the employee's blood lead level is at or above 60 µg/100 g of whole blood; and,
1910.1025(k)(1)(i)(B)
The employer shall remove an employee from work having an exposure to lead at or above the action level on each occasion that the average of the last three blood sampling tests conducted pursuant to this section (or the average of all blood sampling tests conducted over the previous six (6) months, whichever is longer) indicates that the employee's blood lead level is at or above 50 [mu]g/100 g of whole blood; provided, however, that an employee need not be removed if the last blood sampling test indicates a blood lead level below 40 [mu]g/100 g of whole blood.
1910.1025(k)(1)(iii) Return of the Employee to Former Job Status
1910.1025(k)(1)(iii)(A) The Employer Shall Return an Employee to His or Her Former Job Status:
1910.1025(k)(1)(iii)(A)(1)
For an employee removed due to a blood lead level at or above 60 [mu]g/100 g, or due to an average blood lead level at or above 50 [mu]g/100 g, when two consecutive blood sampling tests indicate that the employee's blood lead level is below 40 [mu]g/100 g of whole blood;
1910.1025(k)(1)(iii)(A)(2)
For an employee removed due to a final medical determination, when a subsequent final medical determination results in a medical finding, determination, or opinion that the employee no longer has a detected medical condition which places the employee at increased risk of material impairment to health from exposure to lead.
1910.1025(k)(1)(iii)(B)
For the purposes of this section, the requirement that an employer return an employee to his or her former job status is not intended to expand upon or restrict any rights an employee has or would have had, absent temporary medical removal, to a specific job classification or position under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
1910.1025(k)(1)(iv)
Removal of other employee special protective measure or limitations. The employer shall remove any limitations placed on an employee or end any special protective measures provided to an employee pursuant to a final medical determination when a subsequent final medical determination indicates that the limitations or special protective measures are no longer necessary.
1910.1025(k)(1)(v)
Employer options pending a final medical determination. Where the multiple physician review mechanism, or alternate medical determination mechanism used pursuant to the medical surveillance provisions of this section, has not yet resulted in a final medical determination with respect to an employee, the employer shall act as follows:
1910.1025(k)(1)(v)(A) Removal
The employer may remove the employee from exposure to lead, provide special protective measures to the employee, or place limitations upon the employee, consistent with the medical findings, determinations, or recommendations of any of the physicians who have reviewed the employee's health status.
1910.1025(k)(1)(v)(B) Return
The employer may return the employee to his or her former job status, end any special protective measures provided to the employee, and remove any limitations placed upon the employee, consistent with the medical findings, determinations, or recommendations of any of the physicians who have reviewed the employee's health status, with two exceptions. If -
1910.1025(k)(1)(v)(B)(1)
the initial removal, special protection, or limitation of the employee resulted from a final medical determination which differed from the findings, determinations, or recommendations of the initial physician or
1910.1025(k)(1)(v)(B)(2)
The employee has been on removal status for the preceding eighteen months due to an elevated blood lead level, then the employer shall await a final medical determination.
1910.1025(k)(1)(ii)
Temporary removal due to a final medical determination.
1910.1025(k)(1)(ii)(A)
The employer shall remove an employee from work having an exposure to lead at or above the action level on each occasion that a final medical determination results in a medical finding, determination, or opinion that the employee has a detected medical condition which places the employee at increased risk of material impairment to health from exposure to lead.
1910.1025(k)(1)(ii)(B)
For the purposes of this section, the phrase "final medical determination" shall mean the outcome of the multiple physician review mechanism or alternate medical determination mechanism used pursuant to the medical surveillance provisions of this section.
1910.1025(k)(1)(ii)(C)
Where a final medical determination results in any recommended special protective measures for an employee, or limitations on an employee's exposure to lead, the employer shall implement and act consistent with the recommendation.

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