Lead Compliance Monitoring
Project management of lead removal is vital to ensure occupant safety and peace of mind as well as to ensure compliance with specifications and regulations.
Dolphin requires our team of lead professionals conducting lead-based paint activities (inspection and risk assessment) in non-target housing and occupied facilities to be trained and certified. The contractors are accredited through the state as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov) to ensure quality, and certified individuals must follow specific work practices ensuring that lead hazards are addressed.
Dolphin will help protect you and your business through professional remediation.
As part of the services we offer at Dolphin, testing can be done to ensure your facility does’t contain lead-based paint. If we find it, we will recommend steps to removal, which can be done in a safe and efficient manner to ensure the health of the people within the building.
What is lead-based paint abatement?
Abatement means any measure or set of measures designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards.
Abatement includes, but is not limited to:
The removal of lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust, the permanent enclosure or encapsulation of lead-based paint, the replacement of lead-painted surfaces or fixtures, and the removal or covering of lead contaminated soil; and all preparation, cleanup, disposal, and post-abatement clearance testing activities associated with such measures.
Specifically, abatement includes, but is not limited to:
Projects for which there is a written contract or other documentation, which provides that an individual or firm will be conducting activities in a facility that:
Shall result in the permanent elimination of lead-based paint hazards; or are designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards and are described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this definition.
Abatement does not include renovation, remodeling, landscaping or other activities, when such activities are not designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards, but, instead, are designed to repair, restore, or remodel a given structure or dwelling, even though these activities may incidentally result in a reduction or elimination of lead-based paint hazards.
Furthermore, abatement does not include interim controls, operations and maintenance activities, or other measures and activities designed to temporarily, but not permanently, reduce lead-based paint hazards.
What is the purpose of EPA’s lead-based paint activities regulation?
These regulations protect the public from hazards of improperly conducted lead-based paint activities. They contain several elements, including:
Training and certification requirements to ensure the proficiency of contractors who offer to conduct lead-based paint inspection, risk assessment and abatement services in residences and day care centers.
Accreditation requirements to ensure that training programs provide quality instruction in current and effective work practices Work practice standards to ensure that lead-based paint activities are conducted safely, reliably and effectively.