How to deal with Lead Based Paint during Emergency Renovations and Repairs
- Do you have a plan for dealing with emergency renovations that may disturb Lead Paint?
- What about when the EPA sends teams of enforcement officers after there is a natural disaster?
- Could you be subject to the $37,500 EPA RRP Lead Paint Fines just for helping out your neighbors?
The following brief video will give you the exact details of how to deal with the EPA’s RRP Lead Based Paint rules in a hurricane, natural disaster or any emergency renovations and repairs.
Emergency Lead-Based Paint Renovation Rules
The EPA defines an emergency as the following:
As contractors, relief workers or anyone participating in the cleaning up it relieves us of the responsibility to:
- Provide the Renovate Right Brochure prior to doing any work,
- Place Signs
- Use Containment
However, we must follow the clean-up protocol and cleaning verification and all of the recordkeeping requirements still apply.
What We Must Do to Minimize Our Risk
Click Here for copies of all of the Recordkeeping Paperwork you received in your class. Use them to document that your work was an emergency and the specific things that you were not able to do including;
- Having a Certified Renovator on the job site,
- Posting signs,
- Having a HEPA Vac on-site,
- Containing the waste, etc.
Document exactly what steps you did do to protect the residents or occupants:
- Providing the Renovate Right (and when)
- Any Lead Testing you may have done
- Cleaning Verification
- Verify that any subcontractors are Certified
- Complete Training of any Non-Certified Workers
Finally, keep a copy of all of your documentation for a minimum of three years and you’ll be able to withstand any EPA enforcement actions today and for years to come.