Alexandria, VA, March 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning in April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
Until that time, EPA recommends that anyone performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools follow lead-safe work practices.
All contractors should follow these three simple procedures:
Contain the work area.
Clean up thoroughly
The rule will affect paid renovators who work in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, including:
Maintenance workers in multi-family housing
Painters and other specialty trades.
Distinctive Design & Remodeling, Inc. has already begun their EPA Certification process and will be fully certified by April 22, 2010.