New Lead Based Paint Mandates for Contractors

February 2010Newsletters In the Zone

In 2008, the EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 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 follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Firms must become certified for lead-based paint activities to conduct abatements, inspections and risk assessments. Firms must become certified under the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule to conduct renovations and post-renovation dust sampling. Failure to obtain the proper training and certification could result in significant penalties to non-compliant contractors.

For more information and to obtain the necessary forms and brochures, visit the EPA web site.

For more information, please contact Robert W. Gundlach, Jr. at 215.918.3636 or [email protected].