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EPA Lead Renovator

What is the EPA Lead Renovator Rule (RRP)?

As of April 22, 2011, a new federal law requires that contractors working in residential buildings or “child occupied facilities”  built before 1978, are to be certified and trained in lead-safe work practices.  To become certified, contractors and renovators need to attend an eight hour training session given by an EPA Accredited Trainer Provider for the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule).

In the training session, the participants learn

  • The content of the regulation;
  • About lead paint hazards, that children are at the greatest risk;
  • Where lead paint is most likely to be found;
  • How to work “Lead-Safe” – how to contain and minimize any lead dust created during the work;
  • How keep yourself safe;
  • What to do with lead paint wastes;
  • And how to document that you have worked lead-safe

 

Has the EPA Lead Renovator Rule changed much since April of 2010?

 Yes!   The most recent changes are listed below:

  • There is a new version of the “Renovation Right” pamphlet
  • Contractors can now – where NOT PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW – take paint chip samples and have them analyzed by an accredited laboratory.
  • There is a new Renovation Recordkeeping Checklist
  • Contractors can no longer have their homeowner “Opt-Out” of using lead safe work practices.  This option was removed as of July 7, 2010.  So if you received your training before then, you may be in the dark about this practice.

Find out more about this changes through the links under this notice bar:

CLICK HERE for the new RENOVATE RIGHT PAMPHLET

CLICK HERE for the  STEPS TO A LEAD-SAFE RENOVATION GUIDE

CLICK HERE for the PAINT CHIP SAMPLE COLLECTION GUIDE

CLICK HERE for the  RENOVATION RECORDKEEPING CHECKLIST