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1 Kert McAfee Illinois Lead Program Lead-Based Paint Issues in Residential Buildings

2 Illinois 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

3 Likelihood of Lead in Homes Built : 24% of homes Built : 69% of homes Built Pre-1940: 87% of homes

4 Illinois Lead Poisoning Prevention Code (LPPC): What does it say? –Adopts USEPA 402, With 404 Authorization –Regulates residential dwellings and child care facilities –Requires licensed individuals for lead inspections, risk assessments and abatement work –Establishes minimum requirements for licensed individuals and training facilities –Requires lead training providers to be approved by Illinois –Requires project notification to IDPH prior to commencement of a lead project

5 What 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.

6 Who Needs to Be Licensed? –Any person offering or conducting lead specific services in regulated facilities in Illinois. – Categories Include Inspector/Risk Assessor Contractor Supervisor Worker

7 What are Considered Lead Activities – Lead inspection/risk assessment – Lead mitigation/abatement projects – Any renovation activity which disturbs a known lead-bearing substance Lead-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/cm2 Lead-Hazard: a lead-bearing substance that poses an immediate health hazard to humans

8 In Summary – Licensed lead professionals need to be used if: Painted surfaces that are known or assumed to be lead- bearing are disturbed – Lead-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

9 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulations You Need to Know

10 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule (RRP) Affects all pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities where painted surfaces are disturbed Full Law Effective: April 22, 2010 Requirements –Effective NOW Distribute EPA pamphlet, Renovate Right, to owner and occupants before renovation begins and obtain signed confirmation Post informational signs about the job if a common area is present Retain records for no less than 3 years

11 RRP Requirements (continued) –Effective April 22, 2010 Firms must be certified Renovators must be trained Lead-safe work practices must be followed *Not applicable if owner signs a statement showing: 1.Renovation will occur in owners residence; 2.No child under age 6 or pregnant woman resides there; 3.Housing is not child-occupied; 4.Owner acknowledges that the renovation firm will not be required to use work practices contained in the rule.

12 Who does the RRP rule affect? – General contractors – Property maintenance staff – Plumbers – Electricians – Carpenters – Painters

13 Knowledge of the issues and proper training is the Key to ensuring lead- safe work practices! Work Lead-Safe!!

14 LEAD-SAFE WORK PRACTICES Protect Minimize Contain Clean-up

15 WORKING SMART Protect and inform residents Remove/protect resident belongings Wear proper personal protective clothing Shutdown HVAC and/or isolate vents Install 6 mil poly film securely Isolate work area with 6 mil poly film Clean-up

16 WORK WET Mist work area with water to reduce dust generation Wet scrape, sand, pry, saw, plane, drill, and remove painted materials

17 WORK CLEAN Contain the work area

18 Final Clean-Up, After Work is Complete –Make sure all work which disturbs LBP is complete –HEPA vacuum all visible debris in work area –Wet clean all horizontal surfaces from top to bottom with water/detergent solution (3- times) –HEPA vacuum and wet clean all plastic sheeting before removal – Remove plastic sheeting and dispose –Pass final clearance inspection

19 Clearance Inspection –must be conducted following all maintenance work, interim control work and abatement projects –must be conducted by a licensed inspector or licensed risk assessor –failure requires more cleaning

20 Restricted Practices: – Open flame burning – Dry-sanding – Open abrasive blasting – Uncontained hydro-blasting – Methylene chloride use – Dry scraping – Heat guns above 1100 o

21 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) Respiratory equipment Protective clothing Other protective equipment –Earplugs, eye goggles, face shields, etc.

22 WORKER HYGIENE PRACTICES Wash hands and face before eating, drinking, smoking, applying cosmetics Keep clean change areas/eating areas free of lead contamination Contaminated work cloths / boots must remain at the work site or be decontaminated

23 WORKER HYGIENE PRACTICES Handle/store/dispose contaminated clothing and materials properly –Follow current IEPA regulations for LBP waste generated from a household

24 WORKER HYGIENE PRACTICES If showering is not feasible, wash hands/face before leaving; shower completely at home Wash work clothes separately from the rest of your familys laundry No eating, drinking, smoking or applying cosmetics in lead work areas

25 WORKER HYGIENE PRACTICES Clean / disinfect respirators daily following manufacturers instructions Clean tools / equipment with a HEPA vac prior to removal from work area Properly control putting on and taking off personal protective equipment

26 WORKER DECONTAMINATION Removing work clothes: Use HEPA vacuum Start at head, end at feet Do not use compressed air to blow off dust Roll protective clothing dirty side in


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