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EPA lead paint

EPA lead paint

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s: Renovation, Repair and Painting (EPA’s RRP) rule governing the activities of professional remodelers in home where there’s lead paint was brought out in the Federal Register on April 22.

The EPA rule handles remodeling and renovation activities disturbing more than 6 square feet of possibly infected painted surfaces for whole residential and multifamily constructions built prior to 1978 that are occupied or frequented by children under the age of 6 and pregnant women.

EPA lead paint cleanup review

It asks a cleanup review after the work is accomplished and grants the remodeler flexibility in ascertaining the size of the work area, which can abbreviate the size of the area prior to containment.

The rule also lists forbidden work practices including open-torch blazing and utilizing high-heat guns and high-speed equipment such as sanders and grinders unless fitted out with a HEPA filter.

EPA lead paint and lead-safe work practices

In addition, the EPA lead rule constitutes called for lead-safe work practices, including putting up warning signs for visitors and occupants; using disposable plastic drop cloths; cleanup the work area with wet washing and HEPA vacuuming; and individual certification prior to a training course that covers EPA lead paint issue.

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