September 26, 2017

EPA Lead Paint Guidelines for Fire Escape Repairs and Painting

Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, firms performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and kindergartens built before 1978 must be EPA- or state-certified and must use certified renovators who follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. This includes in-house maintenance staff and many types of outside contractors.

 

Fines of $37,500 per violation can be incurred when EPA Rules are not followed as it happened in this case…

 

EPA Fines Hand & Hammer Inc. $69,398