New EPA Emphasis on EPA RRP Lead Renovators

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Lead and toxins have been a top EPA_LeadSafeCertFirm-v2_4Cconcern of national agencies in recent years, but this past year two agencies have dialed up the pressure on lead poisoning focus.   In addition to OSHA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made their presence known in the lead and toxic substances arena with numerous fines and penalties to almost 40 major home renovation companies between May 2013 and January, 2014.  Among the many dangers and effects of lead poison are anemia, lower intelligence in children, hyperactivity in children, hearing problems, slowed growth, reduced growth of fetus in pregnant women, and low birth weight.   The EPA requires all individuals and firms who perform abatement projects (especially housing built before 1978 and those that are child-occupied) to be certified and follow specific work practices.  This means that all contractors will have to follow the lead renovation, repair, and painting (RRP) standards.  Completing the Lead…

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