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Check Out These New EPA Lead Laws

Updated on June 10, 2010

New Regulations

     Along with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Program, (RRP) the EPA has provided a new set of comprehensive guidelines for contractors and property managers. The EPA has put in place new lead-safety regulations that has been enforced as of mid April in 2010. The new rules apply to interior and exterior painting projects at possible lead-based paint locations.

The regulations apply to:

• houses

apartments

schools

• daycare centers

     All painting companies and contractors must be certified and each individual employee must be trained for to handle lead-safe. Contractors must also provide the building owners with a new hazard pamphlet and post lead hazard signs around the property. The EPA has mandated that contractors practice dust containment procedures and abide by waste disposal protocols.

     Alpine is certified by the EPA and all employees have learned the new lead safety regulations. Our craftsmen have been given extensive training about the new safety protocols in addition to their years of experience in the field to perfect their craft while following every safety measure right down to the letter.

     Make sure to ask the next contractor you hire if they are certified through the EPA for the new RRP lead law. More information can be found by visiting the EPA’s website at www.epa.gov or by contacting Alpine Painting at www.AlpinePainting.com or (973)279-3200.

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