Top Banner
IF YOU DISTURB PAINT YOU MUST GET LEAD-SAFE CERTIFIED Lead Paint: Is it in your child-care center, home, school or anywhere children may be present? The Truth About Lead Paint Poisoning Lead paint is an invisible danger. Here are some facts about lead paint that everyone should know: Even small levels of exposure to lead paint can harm both children and adults. Hundreds of thousands of kids are affected by lead paint with some level of irreversible damage, such as lower intelligence, learning disabilities and behavioral issues. New cases of childhood lead paint poisoning are diagnosed every year. Many more go unreported. Recent research shows that new cases can be directly linked to renovations where the work environment was inadequately cleaned and contained. Adults exposed to lead paint can suffer from high blood pressure, headaches, dizziness, diminished motor skills, fatigue and memory loss. It’s not just lead paint chips that poison. Contamination can be caused by only a little bit of lead dust that is easily inhaled or ingested. Once poisoned, effects may be for life. To learn more, visit epa.gov/getleadsafe or call 800-424-LEAD To report a violation, visit epa.gov/tips Many contractors and maintenance workers who have been on the job for years believe they know all about the dangers of and the precautions necessary for working with lead paint. Others think lead paint poisoning simply went away years ago. It didn’t. That’s why you need to know the facts about lead paint, and how disturbing it poses serious health risks to the people in your building, especially children. There are requirements in place to protect children from these dangers. If your pre-1978 in-home daycare, child-care center, school or hospital is being renovated, repaired or painted, this pamphlet is for you. In it, you’ll learn about the dangers of lead paint, how to hire a Lead-Safe Certied contractor, and how to make sure your own maintenance staff is doing the right thing. Child Care Providers: Make sure you or your contractor is Lead-Safe Certied of Once poison To lea visit epa.gov or call 800-424-LEA To report a violation, visit epa.gov/tips
2

M IF YOU DISTURB PAINT YOU MUST GET LEAD …...IF YOU DISTURB PAINT YOU MUST GET LEAD-SAFE CERTIFIED Lead Paint: Is it in your child-care center, home, school or anywhere children

Aug 13, 2020

Download

Documents

dariahiddleston
Welcome message from author
This document is posted to help you gain knowledge. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think about it! Share it to your friends and learn new things together.
Transcript
  • IF Y

    OU

    DIS

    TURB

    PAIN

    TYO

    U M

    UST

    GET

    LEAD-S

    AFE

    CERT

    IFIE

    D

    Lead

    Paint

    : Is

    it in

    you

    r ch

    ild-c

    are

    cent

    er,

    home,

    sch

    ool o

    r an

    ywhe

    re

    child

    ren

    may

    be

    pres

    ent?

    The

    Trut

    h Abo

    ut

    Lea

    d Pa

    int

    Poiso

    ning

    Lead

    pai

    nt is

    an

    invi

    sibl

    e da

    nger

    . Her

    e ar

    e so

    me

    fact

    s ab

    out

    lead

    pai

    nt t

    hat

    ever

    yone

    sho

    uld

    know

    :

    • Ev

    en s

    mal

    l lev

    els

    of e

    xpos

    ure

    to le

    ad p

    aint

    can

    ha

    rm b

    oth

    child

    ren

    and

    adul

    ts.

    • H

    undr

    eds

    of t

    hous

    ands

    of k

    ids

    are

    affe

    cted

    by

    lead

    pa

    int

    with

    som

    e le

    vel o

    f ir

    reve

    rsib

    le d

    amag

    e,

    su

    ch a

    s lo

    wer

    inte

    llige

    nce,

    lear

    ning

    dis

    abili

    ties

    and

    beha

    vior

    al is

    sues

    .

    • N

    ew c

    ases

    of

    child

    hood

    lead

    pai

    nt p

    oiso

    ning

    ar

    e di

    agno

    sed

    ever

    y ye

    ar. M

    any

    mor

    e go

    un

    repo

    rted

    .

    • R

    ecen

    t re

    sear

    ch s

    how

    s th

    at n

    ew c

    ases

    can

    be

    dire

    ctly

    link

    ed t

    o re

    nova

    tions

    whe

    re t

    he w

    ork

    envi

    ronm

    ent

    was

    inad

    equa

    tely

    cle

    aned

    and

    co

    ntai

    ned.

    • A

    dults

    exp

    osed

    to

    lead

    pai

    nt c

    an s

    uffe

    r fr

    om

    high

    blo

    od p

    ress

    ure,

    hea

    dach

    es, d

    izzi

    ness

    , di

    min

    ishe

    d m

    otor

    ski

    lls, f

    atig

    ue a

    nd m

    emor

    y lo

    ss.

    • It

    ’s no

    t ju

    st le

    ad p

    aint

    chi

    ps t

    hat

    pois

    on.

    Con

    tam

    inat

    ion

    can

    be c

    ause

    d by

    onl

    y a

    little

    bit

    of le

    ad d

    ust

    that

    is e

    asily

    inha

    led

    or in

    gest

    ed.

    • O

    nce

    pois

    oned

    , effe

    cts

    may

    be

    for

    life.

    To le

    arn

    mor

    e,

    visi

    t ep

    a.go

    v/ge

    tlead

    safe

    or

    cal

    l 800

    -424

    -LEA

    D

    To r

    epor

    t a

    viol

    atio

    n, v

    isit

    epa.

    gov/

    tips

    Man

    y co

    ntra

    ctor

    s an

    d m

    aint

    enan

    ce w

    orke

    rs w

    ho

    have

    bee

    n on

    the

    job

    for

    year

    s be

    lieve

    the

    y kn

    ow a

    ll ab

    out

    the

    dang

    ers

    of a

    nd th

    e pr

    ecau

    tions

    nec

    essa

    ry

    for

    wor

    king

    with

    lead

    pai

    nt. O

    ther

    s th

    ink

    lead

    pai

    nt

    pois

    onin

    g si

    mpl

    y w

    ent

    away

    yea

    rs a

    go. I

    t di

    dn’t.

    Tha

    t’s w

    hy y

    ou n

    eed

    to k

    now

    the

    fact

    s ab

    out

    lead

    pa

    int,

    and

    how

    dis

    turb

    ing

    it po

    ses

    seri

    ous

    heal

    th

    risk

    s to

    the

    peo

    ple

    in y

    our

    build

    ing,

    espe

    cial

    ly

    child

    ren.

    The

    re a

    re r

    equi

    rem

    ents

    in p

    lace

    to

    prot

    ect

    child

    ren

    from

    the

    se d

    ange

    rs.

    If yo

    ur p

    re-1

    978

    in-h

    ome

    dayc

    are,

    chi

    ld-c

    are

    cent

    er, s

    choo

    l or

    hosp

    ital i

    s be

    ing

    reno

    vate

    d, r

    epai

    red

    or

    pain

    ted,

    thi

    s pa

    mph

    let

    is fo

    r yo

    u. In

    it, y

    ou’ll

    le

    arn

    abou

    t th

    e da

    nger

    s of

    lead

    pa

    int,

    how

    to

    hire

    a

    Lead

    -Saf

    e C

    ertifi

    ed

    cont

    ract

    or, a

    nd h

    ow t

    o m

    ake

    sure

    you

    r ow

    n m

    aint

    enan

    ce s

    taff

    is

    doin

    g th

    e ri

    ght

    thin

    g.

    Child

    Car

    e Pr

    ovider

    s:

    Mak

    e su

    re y

    ou o

    r

    you

    r co

    ntra

    ctor

    is

    Le

    ad-S

    afe

    Cert

    ifi ed

    of

    •O

    nce

    pois

    on

    Tole

    avi

    sit

    epa.

    gov

    gor

    cal

    l 800

    -424

    -LEA

    To r

    epor

    t a

    viol

    atio

    n, v

    isit

    epa.

    gov/

    tips

    dayc

    are_

    0604

    2013

    .indd

    1

    6/6/

    2013

    1:

    17:4

    3 PM

  • Whe

    re D

    oes

    The

    Lead

    Dan

    ger

    Come

    From

    Tod

    ay?

    In e

    arlie

    r de

    cade

    s, th

    e fe

    ar o

    f chi

    ldre

    n ea

    ting

    lead

    pai

    nt

    chip

    s w

    as t

    he m

    ain

    conc

    ern

    whe

    n it

    cam

    e to

    poi

    soni

    ng.

    But

    sinc

    e th

    en, r

    esea

    rch

    has

    show

    n th

    at t

    he

    mos

    t co

    mm

    on w

    ay t

    o ge

    t le

    ad in

    the

    bo

    dy is

    from

    inha

    ling

    or in

    gest

    ing

    mic

    rosc

    opic

    dus

    t.

    Day

    -to-

    day

    wea

    r, as

    wel

    l as

    com

    mon

    ren

    ovat

    ion

    and

    repa

    ir

    activ

    ities

    , lik

    e sa

    ndin

    g, cu

    ttin

    g an

    d de

    mol

    ition

    , can

    cre

    ate

    haza

    rdou

    s le

    ad d

    ust

    and

    chip

    s. Pr

    oper

    wor

    k pr

    actic

    es c

    an h

    elp

    prot

    ect

    the

    peop

    le in

    you

    r bu

    ildin

    g, es

    peci

    ally

    chi

    ldre

    n, fr

    om

    this

    dus

    t.

    Even

    for

    smal

    l job

    s, th

    e ke

    y is

    to

    use

    lead

    -saf

    e w

    ork

    prac

    tices

    suc

    h as

    con

    tain

    ing

    dust

    insi

    de t

    he w

    ork

    area

    , us

    ing

    dust

    -min

    imiz

    ing

    wor

    k m

    etho

    ds a

    nd c

    ondu

    ctin

    g a

    care

    ful c

    lean

    up. I

    t al

    so m

    eans

    kee

    ping

    peo

    ple

    out

    of

    the

    wor

    k ar

    ea. M

    ost

    impo

    rtan

    tly, i

    t m

    eans

    mak

    ing

    sure

    th

    at a

    nyon

    e w

    ho d

    oes

    wor

    k in

    you

    r bu

    ildin

    g is

    Le

    ad-S

    afe

    Cer

    tifi e

    d.

    How

    Do

    I Ch

    oose

    Th

    e Ri

    ght

    Cont

    ract

    or?

    A r

    espo

    nsib

    le o

    pera

    tor

    of a

    chi

    ld-c

    are

    faci

    lity

    will

    be

    sur

    e to

    hire

    onl

    y co

    ntra

    ctor

    s w

    ho a

    re L

    ead-

    Safe

    C

    ertifi

    ed

    to w

    ork

    in a

    bui

    ldin

    g bu

    ilt p

    rior

    to

    1978

    .

    Her

    e ar

    e a

    few

    hel

    pful

    tip

    s:

    • Ver

    ify t

    hat

    a co

    ntra

    ctor

    is c

    ertifi

    ed

    by c

    heck

    ing

    the

    EPA

    web

    site

    at epa.gov/getleadsafe

    or b

    y ca

    lling

    1-800-424-LEAD

    . You

    can

    als

    o as

    k to

    see

    a c

    opy

    of

    the

    cont

    ract

    or’s

    Lead

    -Saf

    e R

    RP fi r

    m c

    ertifi

    cat

    ion.

    • Ask

    if t

    he c

    ontr

    acto

    r is

    tra

    ined

    to

    perf

    orm

    lead

    -saf

    e w

    ork

    prac

    tices

    and

    ask

    to

    see

    a co

    py o

    f the

    ir le

    ad-s

    afe

    trai

    ning

    cer

    tifi c

    ate.

    • M

    ake

    sure

    you

    r co

    ntra

    ctor

    can

    exp

    lain

    cle

    arly

    the

    de

    tails

    of t

    he jo

    b an

    d ho

    w t

    he fi

    rm w

    ill m

    inim

    ize

    lead

    ha

    zard

    s du

    ring

    the

    wor

    k pr

    oces

    s.

    • Ask

    wha

    t le

    ad-s

    afe

    met

    hods

    will

    be

    used

    to

    set

    up a

    nd

    perf

    orm

    the

    job

    in y

    our

    in-h

    ome

    dayc

    are,

    chi

    ld-c

    are

    cent

    er, s

    choo

    l or

    hosp

    ital.

    • Alw

    ays

    mak

    e su

    re t

    he c

    ontr

    act

    is c

    lear

    abo

    ut h

    ow t

    he

    wor

    k w

    ill b

    e se

    t up

    , per

    form

    ed a

    nd c

    lean

    ed.

    Doe

    s M

    y St

    aff

    Hav

    e To

    Be

    Lea

    d-Sa

    fe C

    ertifi e

    d?Fe

    dera

    l law

    req

    uire

    s th

    at if

    you

    or

    som

    eone

    on

    your

    sta

    ff is

    per

    form

    ing

    the

    wor

    k (in

    clud

    ing

    rout

    ine

    mai

    nten

    ance

    tha

    t di

    stur

    bs p

    aint

    ), yo

    ur o

    rgan

    izat

    ion

    mus

    t be

    Lea

    d-Sa

    fe C

    ertifi

    ed

    as a

    fi rm

    and

    you

    r st

    aff

    mus

    t be

    tra

    ined

    in le

    ad-s

    afe

    wor

    k pr

    actic

    es. I

    f not

    , you

    co

    uld

    face

    ten

    s of

    tho

    usan

    ds o

    f dol

    lars

    in fi

    nes.

    Plus

    , you

    pu

    t th

    e he

    alth

    of y

    ours

    elf,

    your

    wor

    kers

    , an

    d yo

    ur c

    hild

    ren

    at r

    isk,

    whi

    ch c

    ould

    re

    sult

    in la

    wsu

    its. T

    hese

    wor

    k pr

    actic

    es in

    clud

    e:

    • C

    onta

    inin

    g th

    e w

    ork

    area

    .

    • A

    void

    ing

    reno

    vatio

    n m

    etho

    ds t

    hat

    gene

    rate

    larg

    e am

    ount

    s of

    lead

    -con

    tam

    inat

    ed d

    ust.

    • C

    lean

    ing

    up t

    horo

    ughl

    y.

    Beco

    ming

    Lead

    -Saf

    e Ce

    rtifi

    ed1.

    In

    divi

    dual

    ren

    ovat

    ors

    mus

    t be

    cer

    tifi e

    d. G

    et

    cert

    ifi ed

    by

    atte

    ndin

    g a

    one-

    day

    Ren

    ovat

    ion,

    R

    epai

    r an

    d Pa

    intin

    g (R

    RP)

    Rul

    e co

    urse

    . The

    pri

    ce

    for

    this

    cou

    rse

    is s

    et b

    y pr

    ivat

    e tr

    aine

    rs a

    ccre

    dite

    d by

    the

    EPA

    . To fi n

    d an

    acc

    redi

    ted

    trai

    ner

    near

    you

    , vi

    sit epa.gov/getleadsafe

    or c

    all

    1-800-424-LEAD

    .

    2.

    Your

    fi rm

    als

    o m

    ust

    be c

    ertifi

    ed.

    App

    ly fo

    r ce

    rtifi

    catio

    n by

    com

    plet

    ing

    and

    subm

    ittin

    g an

    ap

    plic

    atio

    n an

    d fe

    e.

    3.

    Vis

    it ou

    r w

    ebsi

    te e

    pa.g

    ov/g

    etle

    adsa

    fe t

    o fi n

    d a

    trai

    ning

    cou

    rse,

    dow

    nloa

    d th

    e ap

    plic

    atio

    n an

    d ge

    t m

    ore

    info

    rmat

    ion.

    hips

    wa

    B

    EPA

    regu

    latio

    ns n

    ow m

    anda

    te th

    at a

    ny c

    ontr

    acto

    r or m

    aint

    enan

    ce

    staff

    , fr

    om p

    lum

    bers

    to e

    lect

    rici

    ans

    to p

    aint

    ers,

    who

    dis

    turb

    s m

    ore

    than

    si

    x sq

    uare

    feet

    of p

    aint

    or r

    epla

    ces

    win

    dow

    s w

    hile

    wor

    king

    in a

    pre

    -197

    8 ho

    me

    or c

    hild

    -car

    e fa

    cilit

    y, m

    ust n

    ow b

    e Le

    ad-S

    afe

    Cert

    ifi ed

    and

    trai

    ned

    in le

    ad-s

    afe

    wor

    k pr

    actic

    es. I

    f not

    , the

    y co

    uld

    face

    tens

    of t

    hous

    ands

    of

    dolla

    rs in

    fi ne

    s.

    Look

    for

    the

    Log

    o

    Was

    You

    r Ch

    ild-C

    are

    Facilit

    y Bu

    ilt B

    efor

    e 19

    78?

    If Y

    es,T

    hen:

    infin

    es.

    ers,

    d

    hods

    tha

    t ge

    nera

    teta

    min

    ated

    dus

    t.

    dayc

    are_

    0604

    2013

    .indd

    2

    6/6/

    2013

    1:

    18:1

    8 PM