Sunday, February 5, 2023
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5 Safety Tips for Painters

Painting seems to be one of the easiest projects, when in reality it can poses potential hazards if not carried out properly. Giving due respect to the task and following some simple yet effective safety guidelines, will not only ensure a successful project, but will also make sure you come off with the project without […]

Lead Poisoning Moved To 5μg/dL

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, agreed with the Advisory Committee for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (ACCLPP) to move the line for the lead poisoning of children from 10μg/dL to 5μg/dL.  μg/dL stands for micro-grams per deciliter, which is a measurement used for blood levels. The CDC also agreed that the term “level of concern” […]

Taking Your Work Home With You

I’m in the middle of a Elevated Blood Lead Investigation.  This is where I try and find the source or sources that caused the lead poisoning of a child.  One suspect is a painter who transferred lead dust from his clothes to the family car and then that dust was transferred to his wife’s clothing and […]

LeadCheck for Plaster and Drywall

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that LeadCheck is now approved to test drywall or plaster.  You can verify this by going to http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/testkit.htm This approval was in the works back in September of 2010, but wasn’t made official until a few days ago.  It seems LeadCheck had to do some of their own test, […]

RRP, Opt-Out Returning?

There has been a lot of chatter about the recent Lead Reduction Amendments Act of 2012, where the Senate bill proposes to return the Opt-Out to the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.  The bill was introduced by Senator Inhofe (R-OK) and is co-sponsored by several other republicans.  NARI, NAHB, and many other contractor organizations […]

Lead Hazards, Legal But Liable

While not a topic everyone wants to hear, it is an important subject if you have concerns with risk management.  Each month, 100,000 to 200,000 people are learning about the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.  This is primarily from Lead Safe Certified Firms giving estimates and explaining the dangers of lead based paint. Unfortunately, with […]