Foreman Cesar Perez has completed his EPA certified hazardous materials removal course, and Goffo Construction is officially up to code regarding the most modern laws and methods in removing lead safely from homes built before 1978. Common renovation activities like sanding, painting and demolition can create harmful dust debris to humans. That is why it is so important to hire a contractor who is knowledgeable, up to code with AND enforces EPA Standards in the work place. Failure to do so can result not only in liability to the contractor and homeowner, but runs the risk of endangering the health of the people living in the building.
***From the EPA’s webpage***:
Contractors who perform renovation, repairs, and painting jobs should also:
- Provide a copy of your EPA or state lead training certificate to your client.
- Tell your client what lead-safe methods you will use to perform the job.
- Learn the lead laws that apply to you regarding certification and lead-safe work practices.
- Ask your client to share the results of any previously conducted lead tests.
- Provide your client with references from at least three recent jobs involving homes built before 1978.
- Keep records to demonstrate that you and your workers have been trained in lead-safe work practices and that you follow lead-safe work practices on the job. To make recordkeeping easier, you may use the sample recordkeeping checklist (PDF) (1 pg, 141K)that EPA has developed to help contractors comply with the renovation recordkeeping requirements.
- Read about how to comply with EPA’s rule in the EPA Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right (PDF) (32 pp, 5.5MB).