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EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Law

Attention Consumers:

Home repairs that create even a small amount of lead dust are enough to harm your child. To protect your family, if you live in a house or apartment that was built before 1978, make sure you hire a contractor who is Lead-Safe Certified.

To find a Lead-Safe Certified Contractor in your area, visit http://www.epa.gov/lead or call 800-424-LEAD.

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To report firms and renovators that are not following lead-safe work practices, you may:

Attention Renovators:

If you are working in homes, schools or daycare centers built pre-1978, you must be EPA Lead-Safe Certified.

What:

Federal law requires any contractor ,including renovators, electricians, HVAC specialists, plumbers, painters, maintenance staff and others that disturb painted surfaces in homes, childcare facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 be certified and follow lead-safe work practices.

Who:

EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule requires those performing routine renovation activities which disturbs more than six square feet of lead paint inside or twenty square feet of lead paint outside a pre-1978 home, school, day care center and other places where children spend time be certified by EPA (or an EPA authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.

How:

Complete and submit an application which certifies your firm for five years by going here: http://www2.epa.gov/lead/epa-lead-safe-certification-program

An 8 hour course will certify your renovators for five years. To find an accredited trainer in your area go here: http://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_training.htm

Why:

  • Avoid risk of governmental fines and civil liability
  • Protect your workers, yourself, and your customers from a health risk
  • Gain competitive advantage

For more information please visit http://www.epa.gov/lead

For useful materials for certified firms visit:

http://www2.epa.gov/lead/materials-and-downloads-renovators-renovation-repair-and-painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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