How do the regulations for lead during renovation, repair and painting apply to my business? How do I get certified?
On April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
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Renovation, Repair and Painting
Are you a contractor? Find information about training and certification at
We also suggest:
EPA Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/lead/pubs/sbcomplianceguide.pdf (PDF, 34 pp, 2.5MB, About PDF)
Looking for an accredited training program? Please see:
For lead abatement professionals (abatement, inspection, risk assessment), please see:
Questions? Contact the National Lead Information Center to speak with an information specialist.
National Lead Information Center
You can also find contact information for EPA’s Regional lead program offices at http://www2.epa.gov/lead/where-you-live
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