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Home Repair Workers

Lead dust created by traditional renovation work can cause lead poisoning in children, pregnant women, yourself, other workers, and even family pets. Practical changes in your work practices can minimize and contain lead dust, make the job safer, and reduce your liability.

EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP Rule)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all individuals paid to work on homes and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 to be properly trained and certified. This includes individuals who collect rent. Individuals must:

  • Complete certification training from an accredited training provider.
  • Notify and provide education to occupants prior to beginning renovations.
  • Document that occupants were notified prior to beginning renovations. (See this sample pre-renovation form.)
  • Use lead safe work practices during renovations.


Encourage your clients to “Look for the Logo.” Make sure your firm is included in the EPA’s searchable list of certified contractors.

For more information on how the EPA's RRP Final Rule affects contractors, go to the EPA's website, epa.gov/getleadsafe.

Adult Lead Exposure:
• Home Repair Workers: Lead on the Job
• Adult Lead Testing: Occupational Health Clinics


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More information is available by calling the Onondaga County Lead Poisoning Control Program at (315) 435-3271 by visiting our resources page.








Onondaga County Health Dept
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery St., 9th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315.435.3271
Fax: 315.435.3720
Email: LeadFreeKids@ongov.net

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