Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tomorow, April 22nd, 2010 is the day that the EPA's lead containment requirements for renovation, repair, and painting projects goes into effect. If you are confused about the requirements or don't have the supplies you need, Builders Site Protection is here to answer questions, give recommendations, and provide you with products that will ensure homeowners and construction workers are protected from toxic lead dust. Give us a call if there is anything we can help you with. Hope to hear from you soon!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
If you are attending KBIS, please come to our booth S2239 to visit and check out our new products! Builders Site Protection is giving away free job site posters to builders and contractors that stop by. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
New Lead Abatement Rules for Contractors: The Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule
Beginning on April 22nd 2010, contractors performing work that disturbs lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must:
- Be EPA certified
- Firms must have one or more ‘certified renovators’ assigned to jobs where lead-based paint is disturbed. To become certified, a renovator must successfully complete an EPA or State-approved training course
- All renovation workers must be trained to use lead safe work practices either on-the-job by a certified renovator, or by becoming certified renovators themselves
- Follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination
- Contain the work area
- The RRP rule requires that the work area be protected by plastic sheeting that extends a minimum of six feet in all directions from the location where the pain will be disturbed.
- Minimize dust
- Close and cover air vents in the working area
- Use floor protection to prevent dust spread and put all tools and supplies on protective sheeting before you begin work
- Protect yourself
- Wear protective clothing such as disposable shoe covers, gloves, safety goggles, and a painters hat to protect yourself from exposure to dust and debris
- Clean up thoroughly
Builders Site Protection has all the supplies you need to safely renovate homes, schools, hospitals, and child care centers with lead-based paint. To check out our products, visit our website at http://www.buildsitepro.com/
To learn more about how you can meet the EPA lead-abatement requirements, contact the
at 1-800-424-5323 or visit www.epa.gov/lead National Lead Information Center
For more detailed information on renovation certification, RRP rules/regulations, and proper safety precautions:
Steps to Lead Safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting