40 CFR Part 745 – Lead Based Paint Poison Prevention In Certain Residential Structures. EPA Renovator, Remodeler, Painter (RRP) Rule:
Requires that those engaged in RRP activities in homes or child-occupied facilities (such as day care centers and kindergartens) built prior to 1978 be trained and certified in lead-safe work practices, and use these work practices to guard against lead contamination. It also requires that contractors provide information on lead safety prior to beginning work. Extension of the RRP rule to commercial buildings is now in the comment stage.
Lead Abatement Program: Training and Certification Program for Lead-based Paint Activities (TSCA sections 402/404):
Requires that those engaged in lead abatements, risk assessments and inspections in homes or child-occupied facilities (such as day care centers and kindergartens) built prior to 1978 be trained and certified in specific practices to ensure accuracy and safety.
Soil & Water Testing
Through the 1900’s, it was common practice to use lead pipes for interior plumbing. Lead piping was also used for the service connections that join buildings to the public water supply. This practice only recently ended in some localities.
OSHA: Lead in Construction
OSHA has established exposure standards for general contractors working on a site that contains LBP under 29 CFR 1926.62. According to this regulation, workers must not be exposed to greater than the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of fifty micrograms per cubic meter (50 mg/m3).
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