Wednesday, March 31, 2010

EPA: Lead Safety During Renovation for Contractors

At the BOMA San Francisco Codes & Regulations Committee meeting on March 24, 2010, the committee members discussed new rules for residential contractors to help prevent lead exposure.  The EPA may impose similar requirements on commercial contractors as well.  Click here to read the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) brochure on this issue and review the information below:

New Rules for Contractors

Beginning April 2010 contractors performing work that disturbs lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must:
  • Be EPA certified, and
  • Follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. To learn more about how you can meet these requirements contact the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424LEAD (5323) or visit

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