Further Protection For The Public From Harmful Lead Exposure

February 24, 2014 | No Comments
Posted by Afiyfa H. Ellington

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced this week that through enforcement actions, several home renovation contractors and training providers will take the necessary steps to protect the communities by ensuring the minimization of harmful lead dust arising from home renovations.  The Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Standards ensures the protection of the public from the harmful effects of lead dust that can cause lead poisoning by requiring information to be provided to owners and occupants of homes built before 1978 and child occupied facilities receive information on lead based paint hazards prior to the renovation commencing; ensuring that contractors and/or employees performing renovations are properly trained and certified by EPA; and that specific work practices are adhered to during the renovations to reduce exposure.  The New Jersey Council of Community Colleges will provide tuition free, EPA accredited training courses to renovators expected to work on projects impacted by Super Storm Sandy.

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