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Blood lead testing program (Free)

We strongly encourage all members currently engaged in telecommunications work involving lead to participate in their employer’s voluntary blood lead testing program. It is free. If members go for a blood lead test on their own through their healthcare providers, their insurance may not cover the cost of testing. 

The health and safety of every one of our members matters. Increased participation in the blood lead testing program not only allows individual members to receive information that can positively impact their health, it also provides information to employers so that they can better assess the effectiveness of their lead management programs and implement necessary safeguards. 

If you have questions about blood lead testing or any other lead-related concern, please contact CWA’s Deputy Director for Occupational Safety and Health, Micki Siegel de Hernández, at

In Unity,

Claude Cummings Jr.