Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Improving Worker Safety & Containment in Industrial Projects for Lead Paint Removal

Increasingly, industrial projects for lead paint removal face scrutiny for more than "just" getting the job done. While there remains a critical need for lead paint removal projects, contractors are getting more pressure to ensure their methods are safe and the lead paint chips, dust, and soil in the area are fully contained. And then, that disposal is hazard-free.

Worker Safety, Site Containment Simplified

As you surely know, EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that firms that provide renovation, repair, and painting services that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 be 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.

Demolition companies and industrial contractors that provide lead paint removal services are facing increasing scrutiny for their management of such projects, and as always, must balance getting the job done with ensuring their workers' safety in the process.

Leave-On Products Come of Age, Provide Safer Disposal

While leave-on products for lead paint remediation have long been used, like many things, the technology and application processes have continued to improve.

Independent laboratory tests show newer leave-on lead paint containment products test below US EPA lead standard levels of 5.0 mg/L TCLP Pb and in some cases, tests report "non detect" levels.

Additionally, when proper application methods are used, not only are relatively lead bioavailability levels dramatically lower during remediation work, treated waste is deemed non-hazardous.

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If you are finding new projects and regulations demand a little more of your lead paint removal products, contact us. We are experienced in EPA compliance, worker and residential safety issues, and committed to the safe removal of lead paint hazards.

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