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1Kert McAfee Illinois Lead Program Lead-Based Paint Issues in Residential BuildingsKert McAfee Illinois Lead Program
2Illinois Summary (2009) ~297,000 children tested ~3,720 children >10 mcg/dL(# does not include 6 and above)~3.57 mil. pre-1978 IL homes~59% of homes with lead hazards~181,000 newborn/year in IL
3Likelihood of Lead in Homes Built :24% of homesBuilt :69% of homesBuilt Pre-1940:87% of homes
4Illinois Lead Poisoning Prevention Code (LPPC): What does it say? Adopts USEPA 402, With 404 AuthorizationRegulates residential dwellings and child care facilitiesRequires licensed individuals for lead inspections, risk assessments and abatement workEstablishes minimum requirements for licensed individuals and training facilitiesRequires lead training providers to be approved by IllinoisRequires project notification to IDPH prior to commencement of a lead project
5What Type of facilities does the LPPA/LPPC Regulate? Dwellings; any structure, all or part of which is designed or used for human habitation.Child-Care Facility; any structure used by a child care provider licensed by the Dept. of Children & Family Services or public school structure which serves children 6 years of age and younger.
6Who Needs to Be Licensed? Any person offering or conducting lead specific services in regulated facilities in Illinois.Categories IncludeInspector/Risk AssessorContractorSupervisorWorker
7What are Considered Lead Activities Lead inspection/risk assessmentLead mitigation/abatement projectsAny renovation activity which disturbs a known lead-bearing substanceLead-bearing substance: any dust on surfaces or in furniture or other non- permanent elements of a dwelling and any paint or other coating that contains >0.5% lead by weight or >1.0 mg/cm2Lead-Hazard: a lead-bearing substance that poses an immediate health hazard to humans
8In Summary Licensed lead professionals need to be used if: Painted surfaces that are known or assumed to be lead-bearing are disturbedLead-Safe Work Practices should be employed by non-lead licensed professionals if:Work is being conducted in housing built before 1978, but lead is not known or assumed
9Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulations You Need to Know
10Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule (RRP) Affects all pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities where painted surfaces are disturbedFull Law Effective: April 22, 2010RequirementsEffective NOWDistribute EPA pamphlet, Renovate Right, to owner and occupants before renovation begins and obtain signed confirmationPost informational signs about the job if a common area is presentRetain records for no less than 3 years
11RRP Requirements (continued) Effective April 22, 2010Firms must be certifiedRenovators must be trainedLead-safe work practices must be followed*Not applicable if owner signs a statement showing:Renovation will occur in owner’s residence;No child under age 6 or pregnant woman resides there;Housing is not child-occupied;Owner acknowledges that the renovation firm will not be required to use work practices contained in the rule.
12Who does the RRP rule affect? General contractorsProperty maintenance staffPlumbersElectriciansCarpentersPaintersHazard Education Before Renovation of Target Housing (1998)The renovator shall, no more than 60 days prior to start of renovation,Give the owner and any tenants of the unit the pamphlet, Protect Your Family From LeadObtain a written acknowledgment from the owner and tenants that he/she received the pamphlet orIf the owner and/or tenants are unavailable, the renovator must obtain a certificate of mailing at least 7 days prior to the renovation (certified or registered mail) showing that a pamphlet was mailedHazard Education Before Renovation of Target HousingWritten acknowledgmentThe owner/tenant written acknowledgment form that renovators are to use is included in this packet.Record keeping requirementsAll documents shall be kept for 3 years after completion of the renovation projectRecords includeowner/tenant acknowledgment formsDocumentation concerning how lead education was provided to residents in multi-family projects
13Work Lead-Safe!!Knowledge of the issues and proper training is the Key to ensuring lead-safe work practices!
14LEAD-SAFE WORK PRACTICES ProtectMinimizeContainClean-up
15WORKING SMART Protect and inform residents Remove/protect resident belongingsWear proper personal protective clothingShutdown HVAC and/or isolate ventsInstall 6 mil poly film securelyIsolate work area with 6 mil poly filmClean-up
16WORK WET Mist work area with water to reduce dust generation Wet scrape, sand, pry, saw, plane, drill, and remove painted materials
18Final Clean-Up, After Work is Complete Make sure all work which disturbs LBP is completeHEPA vacuum all visible debris in work areaWet clean all horizontal surfaces from top to bottom with water/detergent solution (3- times)HEPA vacuum and wet clean all plastic sheeting before removalRemove plastic sheeting and disposePass final clearance inspection
19Clearance Inspectionmust be conducted following all maintenance work, interim control work and abatement projectsmust be conducted by a licensed inspector or licensed risk assessorfailure requires more cleaning
21PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) Respiratory equipmentProtective clothingOther protective equipmentEarplugs, eye goggles, face shields, etc.
22WORKER HYGIENE PRACTICES Wash hands and face before eating, drinking, smoking, applying cosmeticsKeep clean change areas/eating areas free of lead contaminationContaminated work cloths / boots must remain at the work site or be decontaminated
23WORKER HYGIENE PRACTICES Handle/store/dispose contaminated clothing and materials properlyFollow current IEPA regulations for LBP waste generated from a household
24WORKER HYGIENE PRACTICES If showering is not feasible, wash hands/face before leaving; shower completely at homeWash work clothes separately from the rest of your family’s laundryNo eating, drinking, smoking or applying cosmetics in lead work areas
25WORKER HYGIENE PRACTICES Clean / disinfect respirators daily following manufacturers instructionsClean tools / equipment with a HEPA vac prior to removal from work areaProperly control putting on and taking off personal protective equipment
26WORKER DECONTAMINATION Removing work clothes:Use HEPA vacuumStart at head, end at feetDo not use compressed air to blow off dustRoll protective clothing dirty side in
27YOU CAN BE SURE YOU ARE WORKING SAFE WHEN YOU WORKSMARTWET andCLEANYOU CAN BE SURE YOU ARE WORKING SAFE
28Thank you for participating! Kert McAfeeIllinois Lead ProgramTelephone:Fax:Website: