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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a new rule. Beginning 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. Lead-safe work practices follow three simple procedures: contain work area, minimize dust, and clean up thoroughly. Renovation firms must be certified in lead-safe work practices by an accredited EPA training provider.
How Do I Become Certified?
The first step to becoming certified is to complete and mail a Renovator Firm Application along with a check or money order for the certification amount to the U.S. EPA office. The next step would be to find a local training provider and make sure your employees are trained in Lead-Safe Work Practices. Once you receive your EPA Lead-Safe Firm Certification in the mail and logo instructions in your email, update any desired outreach materials.