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CMHC: Renovating With Lead Based Paint
CMHC research report provides information on lead based paint including issues, background, what to do before you renovate, minimizing your risk, and sources of more information. (PDF)
Education & Training

EPA: Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rules
US Environmental Protection Agency'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.
Information Sources

EPA: Resource Site On Lead In Paint, Dust, & Soil
US Environmental Protection Agency offers information on lead in paint, dust, and soil, including basic information, news, rules & regulations, education, technical studies, training & certification, and other lead links.

NAHB: Resource Site On Lead Paint Regulations
US National Association of Home Builders provide industry information on lead paint regulations and resources.

NPCA: Paint Industry Information On Lead Exposure
National Paint & Coatings Association offers information and resources on lead based paint.

US HUD: Resource Site On Lead-Based Paint
US Department of Housing & Urban Development offers information and resources on lead paint in houses.

WorkSafe BC: Links To Resources On Lead For Construction Industry
WorkSafe BC provides links to regulations and resources on lead in the workplace.
Issues & Performance

JLC: New US Rules For Lead-Safe Remodeling
Journal of Light Construction says to to work on pre-1978 US houses, you'll need certification for lead-safe remodelling by April 2010.
Procedures

CMHC: Residential Sources of Lead
CMHC and Health Canada provides results from thir reseach program to identify major sources of household lead. (PDF)

EPA: Compliance Guide For Renovating With Lead Paint
US Environmental Protection Agency online handbook summarizes requirements of EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule, aimed at protecting against lead-based paint hazards associated with renovation, repair and painting activities. (PDF)

EPA: Renovation When Lead Based Paint Is Present
US Environmental Protection Agency rules for Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting governs remodelers doing work in homes where there is lead-based paint. The rule addresses projects disturbing more than six square feet of potentially contaminated painted surfaces for all residential and multifamily structures built prior to 1978 that are inhabited or frequented by pregnant women and children under the age of six.

JLC: Common Sense Lead Safety When Remodeling
Journal of Light Construction article by a remodeling contractor describes practical measures he takes to keep workers and customers healthy, avoid legal costs, and create a clean, comfortable work site.

JLC: Lead-Safe Remodeling Of Paints
Journal Light Construction describes legal liability and shares practical measures for minimizing the risk when remodeling areas with lead based paints. (PDF) Free Registration Required

NCHH: Maintenance Practices For Property Owners & Lead Based Paint
The US National Center For Healthy Housing factsheet covers safe work practices, visual examinations, repair, informaing tenants, and training maintenance staff. (PDF)

OSHA: Manual On Controlling Lead Exposures In Construction
US Occupational Safety & Health Administration provides information on types of construction activities involving worker exposure to lead and feasible engineering and work practice controls to reduce these exposures.

US HUD: US Guidelines For Evaluation & Control Of Lead-based Paint In Housing
US Department of Housing and Urban Development online Guidelines For Evaluation & Control Of Lead-based Paint In Housing can be used by those who are required to identify and control lead paint hazards, as well as property owners, landlords, and child-care center operators. They offer helpful advice on renovations in older housing, lead-based paint inspections and risk assessments, and where to go for help.

WorkSafe BC: Preventing Exposure To Lead-Containing Paint & Coatings
WorkSafe BC manual Lead-Containing Paint and Coatings: Preventing Exposure in the Construction Industry, is for employers, supervisors, and workers who may come into contact with lead-containing paint and coatings in the construction industry. It provides information about lead and assists employers in developing an exposure control plan and suitable safe work procedures. (PDF)

WorkSafe BC: Preventing Lead Exposure At Work
WorkSafe BC online booklet covers where lead exposure happens, health effects, worker testing, and exposure prevention measures of using substitutes, engineering, administrative, protective equipment and personal hygiene. (PDF)
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