Lead Paint Removal PA | Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania – Lead was commonly used in household paint since 1960s. It was generally used for doors, windows, woodwork, and for a few metal items. Lead is life-threatening if inhaled or swallowed. Find out how to distinguish if you’ve lead paint in your house, and how to bump off it safely.
The risks of lead paint
Lead can be adverse as it develops in the body and can be a health hazard.
The lead in old paint gets dangerous when paintwork is flaking off or knocked, peeling or chewed by children or pets, or when sanded or burned up in preparation for repainting.
Safety measures for lead paint removing
There are EPA simple related measures you can take to make it safer to remove lead paint:
- wear protective gloves, clothes, and a beneficial caliber face mask
- Check out your face mask is appropriate for working with lead dust
- Bump off furniture and carpets where possible, or blanket them completely
- if you take a break off, leave your gloves and clothes in a sealed plastic bag, and wash your hands thoroughly before making out anything else
- use waterproof sandpaper, dampened with water for any sanding – do not habituate dry sandpaper
- Put the bumped off paint, and any dust, into a sealed off plastic bag and lay it out with the general rubbish
- Clear the room exhaustively afterward with a solution of dish washing detergent
- only use your vacuum cleaner if it’s suitable for accumulating lead dust – most ordinary domestic models are improper
- When you have finished, wash the protective clothing separately from other clothing
Areas in Pennsylvania that offer Lead Safety Classes
ABLE Safety Consulting offer lead removal training and can assist your business keep up environmental regulatory compliance with local, state and federal OSHA/EPA regulations.
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EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting,
Final Rule, 40 CFR 745 – Lead Paint Removal PA | Pennsylvania