Lead aware in the workplace
Lead aware information for trades people and contractors.
Port Pirie, South Australia (located 230km north of Adelaide) is the location of one of the world’s largest primary lead smelters and the third largest silver producer that has been in continuous operation since 1889.
Over time airborne lead-contaminated dust produced during smelting operations has been transported by wind and deposited throughout the city and in houses and on properties. This environmental contamination is an ongoing source of lead exposure for the community.
There are many ways you can reduce or prevent your exposure to lead in Port Pirie. The Environmental Health Centre provides important information about lead to young families and those just starting their family and helpful advice about how to reduce your exposure particularly the importance of washing and drying hands (PDF 152KB). See the following information on ways you can reduce or prevent exposure to lead in Port Pirie:
Contractors working in and around Port Pirie are at risk of being exposed to lead dust and fumes. See how you can prevent or reduce your exposure!
Renovators of homes in and around Port Pirie are at risk of being exposed to lead. See how you can prevent or reduce your exposure!
Babies are vulnerable to environmental lead exposure. See what you can do prevent or reduce their exposure!
There is one new historical case of COVID-19 today, reported from a medi-hotel. There has been a total of 917 cases notified in South Australia.More about COVID-19 update 21 October 2021
There are no new cases of COVID-19 today. There has been a total of 916 cases notified in South Australia.More about COVID-19 update 20 October 2021
There is one new case of COVID-19 today, reported from a medi-hotel. There has been a total of 916 cases notified in South Australia.More about COVID-19 update 19 October 2021