Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention

Effective April 22, 2010- Contractors need to:

  • Be trained and certified as a renovator
  • Use lead-safe work practices
  • Keep required records
  • Make required disclosures
  • Know that there is a potential $37,500 penalty per violation

Why is it important?

Lead dust hurts kids and expectant mothers!

Repair or remodeling projects disturb lead paint which produces lead dust. Small quantities of lead dust, even amounts as small as a piece of letter size paper will poison a 1,500 sq. ft. house or apartment, causing inspection failure. 

Please review the EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule.

You can download the EPA Small Entity Compliance Guide, a handbook for contractors, property managers and maintenance personnel working in homes and child-occupied facilities built before 1978.

For additional information visit the EPA website or call the United States Environmental Protection Agency at (415) 947-4164.