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New Lead Paint Rules: We're Certified


Goldsborough Design Build has completed a one-day training course on lead-safe renovation practices and is now certified to carry out new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules, which take effect April 22.

The so-called Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RPP) rules have received some attention in the mainstream media, but more so in the remodeling trade press, where renovations of homes built before 1978—the class of homes the rules apply to—is more common.

Here is how EPA describes what’s new:

“Under the rule, beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.”

Here is a pamphlet with more information; we’ll be handing this out to you if your home comes under the new rule, as well as documenting our compliance using various EPA forms.

Goldsborough Design Build is well-positioned to absorb the added requirements on our jobsites because they boil down to dust containment and cleanliness and to working smartly and safely—practices we already take as a matter of course on each project. While we may have to take a few added steps to contain lead paint, we know it’s important to homeowners, especially to those with small children.

Listen to an NPR program about the new rules here.

And contact Goldsborough Design Build any time with questions about how we keep your renovations clean and safe.

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