Tuesday, March 02, 2010
EPA Lead Certification Process Completed
(March 2, 2010 – St. Louis, MO) – Pete the Painter, Inc. of Northbrook, IL, is among the first painting contractors in the area to complete the Environmental Protection Agency’s lead certification process. The firm, which has served the North Shore area with painting and decorating services since 1969, received its certification on January 26.
The new national EPA rules, which become effective on April 22, protect against dust that contains lead. Contractors performing work that disturbs lead-based paint in homes, apartments, child care facilities, and schools built prior to 1978 must be EPA certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. All contractors must follow EPA-mandated lead safety practices, such as detailed dust containment procedures, clean up, and waste disposal procedures.
Founded in 1884, the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America is the premier trade association of professional wall coating contractors. Among the most prominent objectives of PDCA are the enhancement and further development of the profession and industry. PDCA represents the interests of more than 15,000 owners and top-flight managers from more than 2,000 painting and decorating firms.
Posted on 03/02 at 05:33 PM