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THE LEAD-SAFE CERTIFIED GUIDE TO  RENOVATE  RIGHT 1-800-424-LEAD  5323  epa.gov getleadsafe EPA-740-K-10-001 Revised Septe...
THE LEAD SAFE CERTIFIED GUIDE TO RENOVATE RIGHT 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 epa gov getleadsafe EPA 740 K 10 001 Revised September 2011 Important lead hazard information for families child care providers and schools AD SAFE LE T IFIE D F I R M ER C ment Printing Office online at This document may be purchased through the U S Govern 1 866 512 1800 e toll fre phone by or o gov bookstore gp
THE LEAD-SAFE CERTIFIED GUIDE TO  RENOVATE  RIGHT 1-800-424-LEAD  5323  epa.gov getleadsafe EPA-740-K-10-001 Revised Septe...
IT S THE LAW Federal law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes child care facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination Always ask to see your contractor s certification Federal law requires that individuals receive certain information before renovating more than six square feet of painted surfaces in a room for interior projects or more than twenty square feet of painted surfaces for exterior projects or window replacement or demolition in housing child care facilities and schools built before 1978 Homeowners and tenants renovators must give you this pamphlet before starting work Child care facilities including preschools and kindergarten classrooms and the families of children under six years of age that attend those facilities renovators must provide a copy of this pamphlet to child care facilities and general renovation information to families whose children attend those facilities
IT   S THE LAW  Federal law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes, child care facilities and schools...
IT S THE LAW Federal law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes child care facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination Always ask to see your contractor s certification Federal law requires that individuals receive certain information before renovating more than six square feet of painted surfaces in a room for interior projects or more than twenty square feet of painted surfaces for exterior projects or window replacement or demolition in housing child care facilities and schools built before 1978 Homeowners and tenants renovators must give you this pamphlet before starting work Child care facilities including preschools and kindergarten classrooms and the families of children under six years of age that attend those facilities renovators must provide a copy of this pamphlet to child care facilities and general renovation information to families whose children attend those facilities
IT   S THE LAW  Federal law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes, child care facilities and schools...
WHO SHOULD READ THIS PAMPHLET This pamphlet is for you if you Reside in a home built before 1978 Own or operate a child care facility including preschools and kindergarten classrooms built before 1978 or Have a child under six years of age who attends a child care facility built before 1978 You will learn Basic facts about lead and your health How to choose a contractor if you are a property owner What tenants and parents guardians of a child in a child care facility or school should consider How to prepare for the renovation or repair job What to look for during the job and after the job is done Where to get more information about lead This pamphlet is not for A batement projects Abatement is a set of activities aimed specifically at eliminating lead or lead hazards EPA has regulations for certification and training of abatement professionals If your goal is to eliminate lead or lead hazards contact the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 for more information Do it yourself projects If you plan to do renovation work yourself this document is a good start but you will need more information to complete the work safely Call the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 and ask for more information on how to work safely in a home with lead based paint C ontractor education Contractors who want information about working safely with lead should contact the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 for information about courses and resources on lead safe work practices 1
WHO SHOULD READ THIS PAMPHLET  This pamphlet is for you if you       Reside in a home built before 1978.      Own or opera...
WHO SHOULD READ THIS PAMPHLET This pamphlet is for you if you Reside in a home built before 1978 Own or operate a child care facility including preschools and kindergarten classrooms built before 1978 or Have a child under six years of age who attends a child care facility built before 1978 You will learn Basic facts about lead and your health How to choose a contractor if you are a property owner What tenants and parents guardians of a child in a child care facility or school should consider How to prepare for the renovation or repair job What to look for during the job and after the job is done Where to get more information about lead This pamphlet is not for A batement projects Abatement is a set of activities aimed specifically at eliminating lead or lead hazards EPA has regulations for certification and training of abatement professionals If your goal is to eliminate lead or lead hazards contact the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 for more information Do it yourself projects If you plan to do renovation work yourself this document is a good start but you will need more information to complete the work safely Call the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 and ask for more information on how to work safely in a home with lead based paint C ontractor education Contractors who want information about working safely with lead should contact the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 for information about courses and resources on lead safe work practices 1
WHO SHOULD READ THIS PAMPHLET  This pamphlet is for you if you       Reside in a home built before 1978.      Own or opera...
RENOVATING REPAIRING OR PAINTING LEAD AND YOUR HEALTH Is your home your building or the child care facility or school your children attend being renovated repaired or painted Lead is especially dangerous to children under six years of age Was your home your building or the child care facility or school where your children under six years of age attend built before 1978 Reduced IQ and learning disabilities If the answer to these questions is YES there are a few important things you need to know about lead based paint This pamphlet provides basic facts about lead and information about lead safety when work is being done in your home your building or the child care facility or school your children attend Lead can affect children s brains and developing nervous systems causing Behavior problems Even children who appear healthy can have dangerous levels of lead in their bodies Lead is also harmful to adults In adults low levels of lead can pose many dangers including High blood pressure and hypertension Pregnant women exposed to lead can transfer lead to their fetuses Lead gets into the body when it is swallowed or inhaled People especially children can swallow lead dust as they eat play and do other normal hand to mouth activities The Facts About Lead People may also breathe in lead dust or fumes if they disturb lead based paint People who sand scrape burn brush blast or otherwise disturb lead based paint risk unsafe exposure to lead Lead can affect children s brains and developing nervous systems causing reduced IQ learning disabilities and behavioral problems Lead is also harmful to adults What should I do if I am concerned about my family s exposure to lead Lead in dust is the most common way people are exposed to lead People can also get lead in their bodies from lead in soil or paint chips Lead dust is often invisible A blood test is the only way to find out if you or a family member already has lead poisoning Call your doctor or local health department to arrange for a blood test Lead based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978 Call your local health department for advice on reducing and eliminating exposures to lead inside and outside your home child care facility or school Projects that disturb painted surfaces can create dust and endanger you and your family Don t let this happen to you Follow the practices described in this pamphlet to protect you and your family Always use lead safe work practices when renovation or repair will disturb painted surfaces For more information about the health effects of exposure to lead visit the EPA lead website at epa gov lead pubs leadinfo or call 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 There are other things you can do to protect your family every day Regularly clean floors window sills and other surfaces Wash children s hands bottles pacifiers and toys often Make sure children eat a healthy nutritious diet consistent with the USDA s dietary guidelines that helps protect children from the effects of lead Wipe off shoes before entering the house 2 3
RENOVATING, REPAIRING, OR PAINTING   LEAD AND YOUR HEALTH       Is your home, your building, or the child care facility or...
RENOVATING REPAIRING OR PAINTING LEAD AND YOUR HEALTH Is your home your building or the child care facility or school your children attend being renovated repaired or painted Lead is especially dangerous to children under six years of age Was your home your building or the child care facility or school where your children under six years of age attend built before 1978 Reduced IQ and learning disabilities If the answer to these questions is YES there are a few important things you need to know about lead based paint This pamphlet provides basic facts about lead and information about lead safety when work is being done in your home your building or the child care facility or school your children attend Lead can affect children s brains and developing nervous systems causing Behavior problems Even children who appear healthy can have dangerous levels of lead in their bodies Lead is also harmful to adults In adults low levels of lead can pose many dangers including High blood pressure and hypertension Pregnant women exposed to lead can transfer lead to their fetuses Lead gets into the body when it is swallowed or inhaled People especially children can swallow lead dust as they eat play and do other normal hand to mouth activities The Facts About Lead People may also breathe in lead dust or fumes if they disturb lead based paint People who sand scrape burn brush blast or otherwise disturb lead based paint risk unsafe exposure to lead Lead can affect children s brains and developing nervous systems causing reduced IQ learning disabilities and behavioral problems Lead is also harmful to adults What should I do if I am concerned about my family s exposure to lead Lead in dust is the most common way people are exposed to lead People can also get lead in their bodies from lead in soil or paint chips Lead dust is often invisible A blood test is the only way to find out if you or a family member already has lead poisoning Call your doctor or local health department to arrange for a blood test Lead based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978 Call your local health department for advice on reducing and eliminating exposures to lead inside and outside your home child care facility or school Projects that disturb painted surfaces can create dust and endanger you and your family Don t let this happen to you Follow the practices described in this pamphlet to protect you and your family Always use lead safe work practices when renovation or repair will disturb painted surfaces For more information about the health effects of exposure to lead visit the EPA lead website at epa gov lead pubs leadinfo or call 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 There are other things you can do to protect your family every day Regularly clean floors window sills and other surfaces Wash children s hands bottles pacifiers and toys often Make sure children eat a healthy nutritious diet consistent with the USDA s dietary guidelines that helps protect children from the effects of lead Wipe off shoes before entering the house 2 3
RENOVATING, REPAIRING, OR PAINTING   LEAD AND YOUR HEALTH       Is your home, your building, or the child care facility or...
WHERE DOES THE LEAD COME FROM CHECKING YOUR HOME FOR LEAD BASED PAINT Dust is the main problem The most common way to get lead in the body is from dust Lead dust comes from deteriorating lead based paint and lead contaminated soil that gets tracked into your home This dust may accumulate to unsafe levels Then normal hand to mouth activities like playing and eating especially in young children move that dust from surfaces like floors and window sills into the body Home renovation creates dust Common renovation activities like sanding cutting and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips Proper work practices protect you from the dust The key to protecting yourself and your family during a renovation repair or painting job is to use lead safe work practices such as containing dust inside the work area using dust minimizing work methods and conducting a careful cleanup as described in this pamphlet Other sources of lead Remember lead can also come from outside soil your water or household items such as lead glazed pottery and lead crystal Contact the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 for more information on these sources Older homes child care facilities and schools are more likely to contain lead based paint Homes may be single family homes or apartments They may be private governmentassisted or public housing Schools are preschools and kindergarten classrooms They may be urban suburban or rural You have the following options You may decide to assume your home child care facility or school contains lead Especially in older homes and buildings you may simply want to assume lead based paint is present and follow the lead safe work practices described in this brochure during the renovation repair or painting job You can hire a certified professional to check for lead based paint These professionals are certified risk assessors or inspectors and can determine if your home has lead or lead hazards A certified inspector or risk assessor can conduct an inspection telling you whether your home or a portion of your home has lead based paint and where it is located This will tell you the areas in your home where lead safe work practices are needed A certified risk assessor can conduct a risk assessment telling you if your home currently has any lead hazards from lead in paint dust or soil The risk assessor can also tell you what actions to take to address any hazards For help finding a certified risk assessor or inspector call the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 You may also have a certified renovator test the surfaces or components being disturbed for lead by using a lead test kit or by taking paint chip samples and sending them to an EPA recognized testing laboratory Test kits must be EPA recognized and are available at hardware stores They include detailed instructions for their use 4 5
WHERE DOES THE LEAD COME FROM   CHECKING YOUR HOME FOR LEAD-BASED PAINT  Dust is the main problem. The most common way to ...
WHERE DOES THE LEAD COME FROM CHECKING YOUR HOME FOR LEAD BASED PAINT Dust is the main problem The most common way to get lead in the body is from dust Lead dust comes from deteriorating lead based paint and lead contaminated soil that gets tracked into your home This dust may accumulate to unsafe levels Then normal hand to mouth activities like playing and eating especially in young children move that dust from surfaces like floors and window sills into the body Home renovation creates dust Common renovation activities like sanding cutting and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips Proper work practices protect you from the dust The key to protecting yourself and your family during a renovation repair or painting job is to use lead safe work practices such as containing dust inside the work area using dust minimizing work methods and conducting a careful cleanup as described in this pamphlet Other sources of lead Remember lead can also come from outside soil your water or household items such as lead glazed pottery and lead crystal Contact the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 for more information on these sources Older homes child care facilities and schools are more likely to contain lead based paint Homes may be single family homes or apartments They may be private governmentassisted or public housing Schools are preschools and kindergarten classrooms They may be urban suburban or rural You have the following options You may decide to assume your home child care facility or school contains lead Especially in older homes and buildings you may simply want to assume lead based paint is present and follow the lead safe work practices described in this brochure during the renovation repair or painting job You can hire a certified professional to check for lead based paint These professionals are certified risk assessors or inspectors and can determine if your home has lead or lead hazards A certified inspector or risk assessor can conduct an inspection telling you whether your home or a portion of your home has lead based paint and where it is located This will tell you the areas in your home where lead safe work practices are needed A certified risk assessor can conduct a risk assessment telling you if your home currently has any lead hazards from lead in paint dust or soil The risk assessor can also tell you what actions to take to address any hazards For help finding a certified risk assessor or inspector call the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 You may also have a certified renovator test the surfaces or components being disturbed for lead by using a lead test kit or by taking paint chip samples and sending them to an EPA recognized testing laboratory Test kits must be EPA recognized and are available at hardware stores They include detailed instructions for their use 4 5
WHERE DOES THE LEAD COME FROM   CHECKING YOUR HOME FOR LEAD-BASED PAINT  Dust is the main problem. The most common way to ...
FOR PROPERTY OWNERS FOR TENANTS AND FAMILIES OF CHILDREN UNDER SIX YEARS OF AGE IN CHILD CARE FACILITIES AND SCHOOLS You have the ultimate responsibility for the safety of your family tenants or children in your care You play an important role ensuring the ultimate safety of your family This means properly preparing for the renovation and keeping persons out of the work area see p 8 It also means ensuring the contractor uses lead safe work practices This means properly preparing for the renovation and staying out of the work area see p 8 Federal law requires that contractors performing renovation repair and painting projects that disturb painted surfaces in homes child care facilities and schools built before 1978 be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination Federal law requires that contractors performing renovation repair and painting projects that disturb painted surfaces in homes built before 1978 and in child care facilities and schools built before 1978 that a child under six years of age visits regularly to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination Make sure your contractor is certified and can explain clearly the details of the job and how the contractor will minimize lead hazards during the work Y ou can verify that a contractor is certified by checking EPA s website at epa gov getleadsafe or by calling the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 You can also ask to see a copy of the contractor s firm certification A sk if the contractor is trained to perform lead safe work practices and to see a copy of their training certificate A sk them what lead safe methods they will use to set up and perform the job in your home child care facility or school A sk for references from at least three recent jobs involving homes built before 1978 and speak to each personally Always make sure the contract is clear about how the work will be set up performed and cleaned S hare the results of any previous lead tests with the contractor Y ou should specify in the contract that they follow the work practices described on pages 9 and 10 of this brochure The law requires anyone hired to renovate repair or do painting preparation work on a property built before 1978 to follow the steps described on pages 9 and 10 unless the area where the work will be done contains no lead based paint If you think a worker is not doing what he is supposed to do or is doing something that is unsafe you should Contact your landlord Call your local health or building department or Call EPA s hotline 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 If you are concerned about lead hazards left behind after the job is over you can check the work yourself see page 10 T he contract should specify which parts of your home are part of the work area and specify which lead safe work practices will be used in those areas Remember your contractor should confine dust and debris to the work area and should minimize spreading that dust to other areas of the home T he contract should also specify that the contractor will clean the work area verify that it was cleaned adequately and re clean it if necessary If you think a worker is not doing what he is supposed to do or is doing something that is unsafe you should D irect the contractor to comply with regulatory and contract requirements C all your local health or building department or C all EPA s hotline 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 If your property receives housing assistance from HUD or a state or local agency that uses HUD funds you must follow the requirements of HUD s Lead Safe Housing Rule and the ones described in this pamphlet 6 7
FOR PROPERTY OWNERS  FOR TENANTS AND FAMILIES OF CHILDREN UNDER SIX YEARS OF AGE IN CHILD CARE FACILITIES AND SCHOOLS  You...
FOR PROPERTY OWNERS FOR TENANTS AND FAMILIES OF CHILDREN UNDER SIX YEARS OF AGE IN CHILD CARE FACILITIES AND SCHOOLS You have the ultimate responsibility for the safety of your family tenants or children in your care You play an important role ensuring the ultimate safety of your family This means properly preparing for the renovation and keeping persons out of the work area see p 8 It also means ensuring the contractor uses lead safe work practices This means properly preparing for the renovation and staying out of the work area see p 8 Federal law requires that contractors performing renovation repair and painting projects that disturb painted surfaces in homes child care facilities and schools built before 1978 be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination Federal law requires that contractors performing renovation repair and painting projects that disturb painted surfaces in homes built before 1978 and in child care facilities and schools built before 1978 that a child under six years of age visits regularly to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination Make sure your contractor is certified and can explain clearly the details of the job and how the contractor will minimize lead hazards during the work Y ou can verify that a contractor is certified by checking EPA s website at epa gov getleadsafe or by calling the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 You can also ask to see a copy of the contractor s firm certification A sk if the contractor is trained to perform lead safe work practices and to see a copy of their training certificate A sk them what lead safe methods they will use to set up and perform the job in your home child care facility or school A sk for references from at least three recent jobs involving homes built before 1978 and speak to each personally Always make sure the contract is clear about how the work will be set up performed and cleaned S hare the results of any previous lead tests with the contractor Y ou should specify in the contract that they follow the work practices described on pages 9 and 10 of this brochure The law requires anyone hired to renovate repair or do painting preparation work on a property built before 1978 to follow the steps described on pages 9 and 10 unless the area where the work will be done contains no lead based paint If you think a worker is not doing what he is supposed to do or is doing something that is unsafe you should Contact your landlord Call your local health or building department or Call EPA s hotline 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 If you are concerned about lead hazards left behind after the job is over you can check the work yourself see page 10 T he contract should specify which parts of your home are part of the work area and specify which lead safe work practices will be used in those areas Remember your contractor should confine dust and debris to the work area and should minimize spreading that dust to other areas of the home T he contract should also specify that the contractor will clean the work area verify that it was cleaned adequately and re clean it if necessary If you think a worker is not doing what he is supposed to do or is doing something that is unsafe you should D irect the contractor to comply with regulatory and contract requirements C all your local health or building department or C all EPA s hotline 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 If your property receives housing assistance from HUD or a state or local agency that uses HUD funds you must follow the requirements of HUD s Lead Safe Housing Rule and the ones described in this pamphlet 6 7
FOR PROPERTY OWNERS  FOR TENANTS AND FAMILIES OF CHILDREN UNDER SIX YEARS OF AGE IN CHILD CARE FACILITIES AND SCHOOLS  You...
PREPARING FOR A RENOVATION DURING THE WORK The work areas should not be accessible to occupants while the work occurs Federal law requires contractors that are hired to perform renovation repair and painting projects in homes child care facilities and schools built before 1978 that disturb painted surfaces to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination The rooms or areas where work is being done may need to be blocked off or sealed with plastic sheeting to contain any dust that is generated Therefore the contained area may not be available to you until the work in that room or area is complete cleaned thoroughly and the containment has been removed Because you may not have access to some areas during the renovation you should plan accordingly You may need Alternative bedroom bathroom and kitchen arrangements if work is occurring in those areas of your home A safe place for pets because they too can be poisoned by lead and can track lead dust into other areas of the home A separate pathway for the contractor from the work area to the outside in order to bring materials in and out of the home Ideally it should not be through the same entrance that your family uses A place to store your furniture All furniture and belongings may have to be moved from the work area while the work is being done Items that can t be moved such as cabinets should be wrapped in plastic To turn off forced air heating and air conditioning systems while the work is being done This prevents dust from spreading through vents from the work area to the rest of your home Consider how this may affect your living arrangements You may even want to move out of your home temporarily while all or part of the work is being done Child care facilities and schools may want to consider alternative accommodations for children and access to necessary facilities The work practices the contractor must follow include these three simple procedures described below 1 Contain the work area The area must be contained so that dust and debris do not escape from that area Warning signs must be put up and plastic or other impermeable material and tape must be used as appropriate to Cover the floors and any furniture that cannot be moved Seal off doors and heating and cooling system vents For exterior renovations cover the ground and in some instances erect vertical containment or equivalent extra precautions in containing the work area These work practices will help prevent dust or debris from getting outside the work area 2 Avoid renovation methods that generate large amounts of lead contaminated dust Some methods generate so much lead contaminated dust that their use is prohibited They are Open flame burning or torching Sanding grinding planing needle gunning or blasting with power tools and equipment not equipped with a shroud and HEPA vacuum attachment Using a heat gun at temperatures greater than 1100 F There work places will eliminate dust but some renovation methods make less dust than others Contractors may choose to use various methods to minimize dust generation including using water to mist areas before sanding or scraping scoring paint before separating components and prying and pulling apart components instead of breaking them 3 C lean up thoroughly The work area should be cleaned up daily to keep it as clean as possible When all the work is done the area must be cleaned up using special cleaning methods before taking down any plastic that isolates the work area from the rest of the home The special cleaning methods should include Using a HEPA vacuum to clean up dust and debris on all surfaces followed by Wet wiping and wet mopping with plenty of rinse water When the final cleaning is done look around There should be no dust paint chips or debris in the work area If you see any dust paint chips or debris the area must be re cleaned 8 9
PREPARING FOR A RENOVATION  DURING THE WORK  The work areas should not be accessible to occupants while the work occurs.  ...
PREPARING FOR A RENOVATION DURING THE WORK The work areas should not be accessible to occupants while the work occurs Federal law requires contractors that are hired to perform renovation repair and painting projects in homes child care facilities and schools built before 1978 that disturb painted surfaces to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination The rooms or areas where work is being done may need to be blocked off or sealed with plastic sheeting to contain any dust that is generated Therefore the contained area may not be available to you until the work in that room or area is complete cleaned thoroughly and the containment has been removed Because you may not have access to some areas during the renovation you should plan accordingly You may need Alternative bedroom bathroom and kitchen arrangements if work is occurring in those areas of your home A safe place for pets because they too can be poisoned by lead and can track lead dust into other areas of the home A separate pathway for the contractor from the work area to the outside in order to bring materials in and out of the home Ideally it should not be through the same entrance that your family uses A place to store your furniture All furniture and belongings may have to be moved from the work area while the work is being done Items that can t be moved such as cabinets should be wrapped in plastic To turn off forced air heating and air conditioning systems while the work is being done This prevents dust from spreading through vents from the work area to the rest of your home Consider how this may affect your living arrangements You may even want to move out of your home temporarily while all or part of the work is being done Child care facilities and schools may want to consider alternative accommodations for children and access to necessary facilities The work practices the contractor must follow include these three simple procedures described below 1 Contain the work area The area must be contained so that dust and debris do not escape from that area Warning signs must be put up and plastic or other impermeable material and tape must be used as appropriate to Cover the floors and any furniture that cannot be moved Seal off doors and heating and cooling system vents For exterior renovations cover the ground and in some instances erect vertical containment or equivalent extra precautions in containing the work area These work practices will help prevent dust or debris from getting outside the work area 2 Avoid renovation methods that generate large amounts of lead contaminated dust Some methods generate so much lead contaminated dust that their use is prohibited They are Open flame burning or torching Sanding grinding planing needle gunning or blasting with power tools and equipment not equipped with a shroud and HEPA vacuum attachment Using a heat gun at temperatures greater than 1100 F There work places will eliminate dust but some renovation methods make less dust than others Contractors may choose to use various methods to minimize dust generation including using water to mist areas before sanding or scraping scoring paint before separating components and prying and pulling apart components instead of breaking them 3 C lean up thoroughly The work area should be cleaned up daily to keep it as clean as possible When all the work is done the area must be cleaned up using special cleaning methods before taking down any plastic that isolates the work area from the rest of the home The special cleaning methods should include Using a HEPA vacuum to clean up dust and debris on all surfaces followed by Wet wiping and wet mopping with plenty of rinse water When the final cleaning is done look around There should be no dust paint chips or debris in the work area If you see any dust paint chips or debris the area must be re cleaned 8 9
PREPARING FOR A RENOVATION  DURING THE WORK  The work areas should not be accessible to occupants while the work occurs.  ...
FOR PROPERTY OWNERS AFTER THE WORK IS DONE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION When all the work is finished you will want to know if your home child care facility or school where children under six attend has been cleaned up properly You may need additional information on how to protect yourself and your children while a job is going on in your home your building or child care facility EPA Requires Cleaning Verification The National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 or epa gov lead nlic can tell you how to contact your state local and or tribal programs or get general information about lead poisoning prevention In addition to using allowable work practices and working in a lead safe manner EPA s RRP rule requires contractors to follow a specific cleaning protocol The protocol requires the contractor to use disposable cleaning cloths to wipe the floor and other surfaces of the work area and compare these cloths to an EPA provided cleaning verification card to determine if the work area was adequately cleaned EPA research has shown that following the use of lead safe work practices with the cleaning verification protocol will effectively reduce lead dust hazards Lead Dust Testing EPA believes that if you use a certified and trained renovation contractor who follows the LRRP rule by using lead safe work practices and the cleaning protocol after the job is finished lead dust hazards will be effectively reduced If however you are interested in having lead dust testing done at the completion of your job outlined below is some helpful information What is a lead dust test Lead dust tests are wipe samples sent to a laboratory for analysis You will get a report specifying the levels of lead found after your specific job How and when should I ask my contractor about lead dust testing Contractors are not required by EPA to conduct lead dust testing However if you want testing EPA recommends testing be conducted by a lead professional To locate a lead professional who will perform an evaluation near you visit EPA s website at epa gov lead pubs locate or contact the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 If you decide that you want lead dust testing it is a good idea to specify in your contract before the start of the job that a lead dust test is to be done for your job and who will do the testing as well as whether re cleaning will be required based on the results of the test You may do the testing yourself If you choose to do the testing some EPA recognized lead laboratories will send you a kit that allows you to collect samples and send them back to the laboratory for analysis Contact the National Lead Information Center for lists of EPArecognized testing laboratories 10 State and tribal lead poisoning prevention or environmental protection programs can provide information about lead regulations and potential sources of financial aid for reducing lead hazards If your state or local government has requirements more stringent than those described in this pamphlet you must follow those requirements Local building code officials can tell you the regulations that apply to the renovation work that you are planning State county and local health departments can provide information about local programs including assistance for lead poisoned children and advice on ways to get your home checked for lead The National Lead Information Center can also provide a variety of resource materials including the following guides to lead safe work practices Many of these materials are also available at epa gov lead pubs brochure Steps to Lead Safe Renovation Repair and Painting Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home Lead in Your Home A Parent s Reference Guide For the hearing impaired call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1 800 877 8339 to access any of the phone numbers in this brochure 11
FOR PROPERTY OWNERS  AFTER THE WORK IS DONE  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  When all the work is finished, you will want to k...
FOR PROPERTY OWNERS AFTER THE WORK IS DONE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION When all the work is finished you will want to know if your home child care facility or school where children under six attend has been cleaned up properly You may need additional information on how to protect yourself and your children while a job is going on in your home your building or child care facility EPA Requires Cleaning Verification The National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 or epa gov lead nlic can tell you how to contact your state local and or tribal programs or get general information about lead poisoning prevention In addition to using allowable work practices and working in a lead safe manner EPA s RRP rule requires contractors to follow a specific cleaning protocol The protocol requires the contractor to use disposable cleaning cloths to wipe the floor and other surfaces of the work area and compare these cloths to an EPA provided cleaning verification card to determine if the work area was adequately cleaned EPA research has shown that following the use of lead safe work practices with the cleaning verification protocol will effectively reduce lead dust hazards Lead Dust Testing EPA believes that if you use a certified and trained renovation contractor who follows the LRRP rule by using lead safe work practices and the cleaning protocol after the job is finished lead dust hazards will be effectively reduced If however you are interested in having lead dust testing done at the completion of your job outlined below is some helpful information What is a lead dust test Lead dust tests are wipe samples sent to a laboratory for analysis You will get a report specifying the levels of lead found after your specific job How and when should I ask my contractor about lead dust testing Contractors are not required by EPA to conduct lead dust testing However if you want testing EPA recommends testing be conducted by a lead professional To locate a lead professional who will perform an evaluation near you visit EPA s website at epa gov lead pubs locate or contact the National Lead Information Center at 1 800 424 LEAD 5323 If you decide that you want lead dust testing it is a good idea to specify in your contract before the start of the job that a lead dust test is to be done for your job and who will do the testing as well as whether re cleaning will be required based on the results of the test You may do the testing yourself If you choose to do the testing some EPA recognized lead laboratories will send you a kit that allows you to collect samples and send them back to the laboratory for analysis Contact the National Lead Information Center for lists of EPArecognized testing laboratories 10 State and tribal lead poisoning prevention or environmental protection programs can provide information about lead regulations and potential sources of financial aid for reducing lead hazards If your state or local government has requirements more stringent than those described in this pamphlet you must follow those requirements Local building code officials can tell you the regulations that apply to the renovation work that you are planning State county and local health departments can provide information about local programs including assistance for lead poisoned children and advice on ways to get your home checked for lead The National Lead Information Center can also provide a variety of resource materials including the following guides to lead safe work practices Many of these materials are also available at epa gov lead pubs brochure Steps to Lead Safe Renovation Repair and Painting Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home Lead in Your Home A Parent s Reference Guide For the hearing impaired call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1 800 877 8339 to access any of the phone numbers in this brochure 11
FOR PROPERTY OWNERS  AFTER THE WORK IS DONE  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  When all the work is finished, you will want to k...
EPA CONTACTS OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES EPA Regional Offices CPSC EPA addresses residential lead hazards through several different regulations EPA requires training and certification for conducting abatement and renovations education about hazards associated with renovations disclosure about known lead paint and lead hazards in housing and sets lead paint hazard standards The Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15 000 types of consumer products under the agency s jurisdiction CPSC warns the public and private sectors to reduce exposure to lead and increase consumer awareness Contact CPSC for further information regarding regulations and consumer product safety Your Regional EPA Office can provide further information regarding lead safety and lead protection programs at epa gov lead Region 1 Connecticut Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 1 Suite 1100 One Congress Street Boston MA 02114 2023 888 372 7341 Region 4 Alabama Florida Georgia Kentucky Mississippi North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 4 61 Forsyth Street SW Atlanta GA 30303 8960 404 562 9900 Region 2 New Jersey New York Puerto Rico Virgin Islands Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 2 2890 Woodbridge Avenue Building 205 Mail Stop 225 Edison NJ 08837 3679 732 321 6671 Region 5 Illinois Indiana Michigan Minnesota Ohio Wisconsin Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 5 77 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago IL 60604 3507 312 886 6003 Region 3 Delaware Maryland Pennsylvania Virginia Washington DC West Virginia Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 3 1650 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103 2029 215 814 5000 12 Region 6 Arkansas Louisiana New Mexico Oklahoma Texas Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 6 1445 Ross Avenue 12th Floor Dallas TX 75202 2733 214 665 7577 Region 7 Iowa Kansas Missouri Nebraska Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 7 901 N 5th Street Kansas City KS 66101 913 551 7003 Region 8 Colorado Montana North Dakota South Dakota Utah Wyoming Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 8 1595 Wynkoop Street Denver CO 80202 303 312 6312 Region 9 Arizona California Hawaii Nevada Regional Lead Contact U S Region 9 75 Hawthorne Street San Francisco CA 94105 415 947 8021 Region 10 Alaska Idaho Oregon Washington Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 10 1200 Sixth Avenue Seattle WA 98101 1128 206 553 1200 CPSC 4330 East West Highway Bethesda MD 20814 Hotline 1 800 638 2772 cpsc gov CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC assists state and local childhood lead poisoning prevention programs to provide a scientific basis for policy decisions and to ensure that health issues are addressed in decisions about housing and the environment Contact CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program for additional materials and links on the topic of lead HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control The Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD provides funds to state and local governments to develop cost effective ways to reduce lead based paint hazards in America s privately owned low income housing In addition the office enforces the rule on disclosure of known lead paint and lead hazards in housing and HUD s lead safety regulations in HUD assisted housing provides public outreach and technical assistance and conducts technical studies to help protect children and their families from health and safety hazards in the home Contact the HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control for information on lead regulations outreach efforts and lead hazard control research and outreach grant programs U S Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control 451 Seventh Street SW Room 8236 Washington DC 20410 3000 HUD s Lead Regulations Hotline 202 402 7698 hud gov offices lead CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch 4770 Buford Highway MS F 40 Atlanta GA 30341 770 488 3300 cdc gov nceh lead 13
EPA CONTACTS  OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES  EPA Regional Offices  CPSC  EPA addresses residential lead hazards through several d...
EPA CONTACTS OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES EPA Regional Offices CPSC EPA addresses residential lead hazards through several different regulations EPA requires training and certification for conducting abatement and renovations education about hazards associated with renovations disclosure about known lead paint and lead hazards in housing and sets lead paint hazard standards The Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15 000 types of consumer products under the agency s jurisdiction CPSC warns the public and private sectors to reduce exposure to lead and increase consumer awareness Contact CPSC for further information regarding regulations and consumer product safety Your Regional EPA Office can provide further information regarding lead safety and lead protection programs at epa gov lead Region 1 Connecticut Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 1 Suite 1100 One Congress Street Boston MA 02114 2023 888 372 7341 Region 4 Alabama Florida Georgia Kentucky Mississippi North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 4 61 Forsyth Street SW Atlanta GA 30303 8960 404 562 9900 Region 2 New Jersey New York Puerto Rico Virgin Islands Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 2 2890 Woodbridge Avenue Building 205 Mail Stop 225 Edison NJ 08837 3679 732 321 6671 Region 5 Illinois Indiana Michigan Minnesota Ohio Wisconsin Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 5 77 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago IL 60604 3507 312 886 6003 Region 3 Delaware Maryland Pennsylvania Virginia Washington DC West Virginia Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 3 1650 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103 2029 215 814 5000 12 Region 6 Arkansas Louisiana New Mexico Oklahoma Texas Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 6 1445 Ross Avenue 12th Floor Dallas TX 75202 2733 214 665 7577 Region 7 Iowa Kansas Missouri Nebraska Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 7 901 N 5th Street Kansas City KS 66101 913 551 7003 Region 8 Colorado Montana North Dakota South Dakota Utah Wyoming Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 8 1595 Wynkoop Street Denver CO 80202 303 312 6312 Region 9 Arizona California Hawaii Nevada Regional Lead Contact U S Region 9 75 Hawthorne Street San Francisco CA 94105 415 947 8021 Region 10 Alaska Idaho Oregon Washington Regional Lead Contact U S EPA Region 10 1200 Sixth Avenue Seattle WA 98101 1128 206 553 1200 CPSC 4330 East West Highway Bethesda MD 20814 Hotline 1 800 638 2772 cpsc gov CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC assists state and local childhood lead poisoning prevention programs to provide a scientific basis for policy decisions and to ensure that health issues are addressed in decisions about housing and the environment Contact CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program for additional materials and links on the topic of lead HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control The Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD provides funds to state and local governments to develop cost effective ways to reduce lead based paint hazards in America s privately owned low income housing In addition the office enforces the rule on disclosure of known lead paint and lead hazards in housing and HUD s lead safety regulations in HUD assisted housing provides public outreach and technical assistance and conducts technical studies to help protect children and their families from health and safety hazards in the home Contact the HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control for information on lead regulations outreach efforts and lead hazard control research and outreach grant programs U S Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control 451 Seventh Street SW Room 8236 Washington DC 20410 3000 HUD s Lead Regulations Hotline 202 402 7698 hud gov offices lead CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch 4770 Buford Highway MS F 40 Atlanta GA 30341 770 488 3300 cdc gov nceh lead 13
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SAMPLE PRE RENOVATION FORM This sample form may be used by renovation firms to document compliance with the Federal pre renovation education and renovation repair and painting regulations Occupant Confirmation Pamphlet Receipt q I have received a copy of the lead hazard information pamphlet informing me of the potential risk of the lead hazard exposure from renovation activity to be performed in my dwelling unit I received this pamphlet before the work began Printed Name of Owner occupant Signature of Owner occupant Signature Date Renovator s Self Certification Option for tenant occupied dwellings only Instructions to Renovator If the lead hazard information pamphlet was delivered but a tenant signature was not obtainable you may check the appropriate box below q Declined I certify that I have made a good faith effort to deliver the lead hazard information pamphlet to the rental dwelling unit listed below at the date and time indicated and that the occupant declined to sign the confirmation of receipt I further certify that I have left a copy of the pamphlet at the unit with the occupant qU navailable for signature I certify that I have made a good faith effort to deliver the lead hazard information pamphlet to the rental dwelling unit listed below and that the occupant was unavailable to sign the confirmation of receipt I further certify that I have left a copy of the pamphlet at the unit by sliding it under the door or by fill in how pamphlet was left Printed Name of Person Certifying Delivery Attempted Delivery Date Signature of Person Certifying Lead Pamphlet Delivery Unit Address Note Regarding Mailing Option As an alternative to delivery in person you may mail the lead hazard information pamphlet to the owner and or tenant Pamphlet must be mailed at least seven days before renovation Mailing must be documented by a certificate of mailing from the post office
SAMPLE PRE-RENOVATION FORM This sample form may be used by renovation firms to document compliance with the Federal pre-re...
SAMPLE PRE RENOVATION FORM This sample form may be used by renovation firms to document compliance with the Federal pre renovation education and renovation repair and painting regulations Occupant Confirmation Pamphlet Receipt q I have received a copy of the lead hazard information pamphlet informing me of the potential risk of the lead hazard exposure from renovation activity to be performed in my dwelling unit I received this pamphlet before the work began Printed Name of Owner occupant Signature of Owner occupant Signature Date Renovator s Self Certification Option for tenant occupied dwellings only Instructions to Renovator If the lead hazard information pamphlet was delivered but a tenant signature was not obtainable you may check the appropriate box below q Declined I certify that I have made a good faith effort to deliver the lead hazard information pamphlet to the rental dwelling unit listed below at the date and time indicated and that the occupant declined to sign the confirmation of receipt I further certify that I have left a copy of the pamphlet at the unit with the occupant qU navailable for signature I certify that I have made a good faith effort to deliver the lead hazard information pamphlet to the rental dwelling unit listed below and that the occupant was unavailable to sign the confirmation of receipt I further certify that I have left a copy of the pamphlet at the unit by sliding it under the door or by fill in how pamphlet was left Printed Name of Person Certifying Delivery Attempted Delivery Date Signature of Person Certifying Lead Pamphlet Delivery Unit Address Note Regarding Mailing Option As an alternative to delivery in person you may mail the lead hazard information pamphlet to the owner and or tenant Pamphlet must be mailed at least seven days before renovation Mailing must be documented by a certificate of mailing from the post office
SAMPLE PRE-RENOVATION FORM This sample form may be used by renovation firms to document compliance with the Federal pre-re...