Protect Your Family & Tenants From Lead Poisoning
Lead-based Paint Related Projects
We’re EPA RRP Certified. That means we’re certified by the EPA to perform Lead-Safe practices as mandated by the EPA. The EPA’s Renovate, Repair, and Painting Rules mandate special handling on lead-based paint related projects. The regulations apply to interior and exterior work completed on housing and certain other property types built before 1978, The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) requires:
- The contracting company must be EPA Certified
- Trained and certified workers must complete work using specific Lead-Safe work practices
- Completion of project notifications, documentation, and other record-keeping
- Control of work area and protection of adjacent areas
- Specific clean-up of work area using special tools and procedures.
APS is an EPA RRP Certified Company
Lead-Based Paint? Protect Your Family, Tenants, and Property
EPA’s 2008 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule (as amended in 2010 and 2011), aims to protect the public from lead-based paint hazards associated with renovation, repair and painting activities. These activities can create hazardous lead dust when surfaces with lead paint, even from many decades ago, are disturbed. The rule requires workers to be certified and trained in the use of lead-safe work practices and requires renovation, repair, and painting firms to be EPA-certified. These requirements became fully effective April 22, 2010.
EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA-authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.