Common cleaning, remediation, renovation and painting operations such cutting, sanding, and partial or total surface demolition may create hazardous lead dust and lead contaminated waste chips if these activities disturb lead-based paint. The lead dust produced can be harmful to both children and adults. Pregnant women are at significant risk. The US Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) has now mandated lead safe work practices.
Under the EPA-sponsored federal law, and beginning April 22, 2010, contractors who perform renovation, repair and painting (RRP) operations that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be EPA Lead-Safe Certified. These contractors must utilize specific lead-safe work practices in order to prevent the spread of lead dust laden contamination. The firms and the supervisors in charge of these jobsites must be EPA Lead-Safe Certified.
The US EPA requires that firms that perform any renovation, repair, and painting (RRP) projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by the EPA. Furthermore, these firms must be staffed with supervisors by who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work procedures. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must register and certify the supervisors and the firms who employ them. The lead-safe procedures relate to dust containment within the work area, minimization of dust particle generation, and thorough clean-up in a prescribed manner. There are specific rules that must be followed and descriptions of sites to which these rules apply, q.v.
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