Are You Aware of the Lead Abatement Laws When Hiring a Painter or Renovator?
As a Certified Lead Abatement Firm – Distinct Painting Company Utilizes EPA Standards
Distinct Painting was founded in late 2007 by owner Kane Robinson. As a business college graduate, he combined his experience of painting for companies which involved industrial, new construction in addition to restoration projects. He built his company by re-defining the custom painting experience. Since starting the company, Kane has applied his knowledge of custom craftsmanship with his desire to run a Green Company; by educating himself and employees in the realm of Lead Abatement practices and certification to meet the 2010 law requirements. The EPA encourages home owners to use a certified firm when removing lead in order to protect the health of their families and overall value of their homes.
Distinct Painting Company up-holds the highest standards for maintaining a clean worksite in full compliance The Department of Public Health and Environment – Air Quality Control Commission – Regulation number 19 the control of Lead Hazards 5 CCR 1001-23. Owner Kane Robinson stated “Distinct Painting Company was built on integrity. It is driven not only to succeed but rather re-define the custom painting experience.”
Lead Abatement Information
As of April 22, 2010 states that anyone who conducts renovations, repairs, or painting in pre-1978 or child-occupied facilities must be certified for “Lead Abatement”. In addition to personal certification, there are new rules for painting & renovation/repair firms to register with the EPA to ensure the lead abatement standards are being upheld. Companies that do not follow the standards are may receive up to $37,500.00 in fines per day. FAQ’s posted pertaining to certification:
The Department of Public Health and Environment – Air Quality Control Commission – Regulation number 19 The control of Lead Hazards 5 CCR 1001-23 Part A contains procedures and requirements for the accreditation of lead-based paint activities training programs, procedures and requirements for the certification of individuals and firms engaged in lead-based paint activities, and work practice standards for performing such activities.
The following are excerpts from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing: According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, childhood lead poisoning is “the most common environmental disease of young children.” Lead is highly toxic and affects virtually every system of the body. At low levels lead’s neurotoxic effects have the greatest impact on children’s developing brains and nervous systems, causing reductions in IQ, decreased attention spans, reading and learning disabilities, hyperactivity and behavioral problems.
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