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Where is lead-based paint found?
Interior surfaces of houses built before 1978
Exterior surfaces of houses built before 1978
Which paint-removal methods should you not use to remove old paint?
Dry sanding or scraping
Water blasting without containment
Using a heat gun above 1100 degrees F
Using chemical strippers such as methylene chloride without adequate ventilation
What protective measures should be followed when removing old paint?
Children and pregnant women should not be allowed near the work area
Remove or cover furnishings and wall hangings with 6 mil polyethylene sheeting. Make sure the furnace is shut off and cover the heat registers with 6 mil sheeting
Cover all other areas that will be exposed to lead dust with 6 mil polyethylene plastic sheeting, and use tape to keep the plastic in place
Use protective equipment such as a P100 (HEPA) respirator and clothes such as coveralls, shoe covers, hats, safety glasses, and gloves
Unless using power equipment keep the work surface wet at all times using a clean mister or garden sprayer
What do I do with the paint chips created by scraping?
Put them in a plastic bag and take them to an
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Facility for disposal.
What do I do with things like old doors or windows that might have lead-based paint on them?
Wrap these items in plastic and seal them with duct tape. Dispose of them at a regular landfill.
What measures should be taken by a person before leaving the site to avoid taking dust home?
Vacuum your work clothes off with a HEPA filtered vacuum
Take off shoes or shoe covers before leaving the 6 mil plastic sheeting to avoid tracking debris
Change clothes before leaving work site
Shower, wash hands and face thoroughly
Wash clothes separately
When cleaning the work area, which of the following measures should be followed?
With wet cloths pick up all debris and place in a heavy duty garbage bag
Use a HEPA filtered vacuum(
ACLPPP Property Owner Services) to clean up the work area and plastic sheeting
Wipe down work area using wet methods
Wipe down all tools and equipment
Roll plastic sheeting inward and place in heavy duty garbage bags
Clean area under drop cloths using a HEPA vacuum
What are the penalties for failing to use lead-safe work practices?
Up to $1,000 per day, per violation and up to $5,000 upon 2
Reasonable costs related to actual compliance and enforcement activities
EPA regulations require contractors to provide the pamphlet Renovate Right to
What is the best way to tell if your child has elevated blood lead levels?
Look if your child has lead poisoning symptoms
Wait and do nothing until your child develops lead poisoning symptoms
Ask your child's doctor to do a blood lead test because this is the only way you can tell if your child is lead poisoned