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Workers can be exposed to lead by creating dust or fumes during every day work activities.  You could be exposed to lead dust if you work with surfaces that are coated in lead paint, tear down structures that have been painted with lead paint, worked on leaded cables or wires, do remodeling or renovation work, shoot in and/or clean indoor firing ranges, etc.. Learn more about how to keep you and your family safe from lead poisoning.

RRP and Lead Safe Work Practices Classes

Information on EPA Renovation, Remodeling & Painting rule:
  • As of April 2010, federal law requires that anyone receiving compensation (this includes rent) for performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified in the new EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule (RRP) and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
  • Those who have already completed a one-day Lead Safe Work Practices course or lead abatement certification are eligible to complete the Remodelers Refresher course.  Previous Lead Safe Work Practices training is not sufficient to meet the requirements of this new Federal Law.  After April 22, 2010, the EPA, or a state agency enforcing the regulations, can fine a company $37,500 per infraction, per day. The new rules also render companies vulnerable to the threat of a civil suit for noncompliance.

Lead Remodelers and Renovators Certification & Refresher Course information can be found by contacting:

  • The Monroe County Department of Public Health offers FREE Lead Remodeler Renovator INITIAL Training. Click here for a current EPA RRP class schedule. Training is FREE but space is limited and pre-registration is required! Call (866) 850-5280 x109 for more information. You do not have to be a contractor to take this class...homeowners are welcome too!


Information on Lead Safe Work Practices

  • If you perform routine maintenance on homes or apartments built before 1978, you need to plan and safely carry out the work following EPA guidelines for lead-safe work practices while minimizing the disturbance of lead-based paint. Protect yourself, your coworkers, your own family, and the lives of those living in the places where you are doing any kind of work, from the devastating effects of lead paint poisoning by becoming more informed and following lead-safe work practices.  
  • If you believe you have observed non-compliance with the EPA’s Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule, fill out the Report of Suspected Violation(s) of the US EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule Requirements and FAX it to EPA Region 2 at (732) 321-6757. Please fill out the form as completely as possible. Work site addresses without specific Contractor information are more difficult to follow up on. If possible, please send proof of your complaint including photographs, video, and if possible, executed contracts that specify scope of work.