EPA's Renovate Right Program Effecting Replacement Window Installation
April 26, 2010 14:15
Program ensures Lead Safe Work Practices are followed when contractors install replacement windows
Beginning April 22, 2010, all contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certified Firm, have a EPA certified renovator at the jobsite, and follow Lead Safe Work Practices (LSWP) to prevent lead contamination. These practices include containment of work areas, proper disposal of all materials, and cleaning verification procedures outlined by the EPA.
Protect your family and make sure you only hire a contractor who is in an EPA Certified Firm.
Read about lead-hazard information for renovation, repair and painting activities in the EPA lead hazard information pamphlet http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovaterightbrochure.pdf or visit the EPA website at www.epa.gov/lead.