Saturday, March 20, 2010

Becoming a Certified Renovator Under the Lead Paint Law

What is involved in becoming a certified renovator? The certified renovator is responsible for seeing that the containment procedures are followed. He or she has to be on site at three stages of the project: when signs are posted, when the work-area containment is being established and when the post-renovation cleaning verification (dust wipe test) is performed. The certified renovator must be reachable by cell phone at all other times. In addition, anyone who works at the site who will be disturbing lead paint must receive on the job training (OJT) for their particular duty that is compliant with the requirements of the rule. The certified firm will need to be prepared to demonstrate the type of training that the workers have received for their particular task.