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EPA Lead Safe

In April 2010, new Environmental Protection Agency rules go into effect requiring that contractors "take the proper precautions to work lead-safe, including minimizing the dust, containing the work area, and conducting a thorough cleanup to reduce the potential exposure associated with disturbing lead-based paint."

Under the new lead-safe rules, contractors should take a lead-safe work practices training, and then be certified. On the job site, contractors must take several steps, including: provide a copy of EPA training certificate to the customer, tell the customer about the lead-safe methods, ask the customer for any previous lead test results, and keep records that show employee training in lead-safe practices, and the use of the practices on the job, according to the EPA.  Contractors must apply for certification through the EPA.

For additional information regarding the RRP Rule please download the following file here. Visit for additional information as well.

Questions? Mercury Excelum is an approved Certified Renivator after completing the course and filing with the EPA.  Our team will be glad to field any questions from you and share information to help you understand what this means for you.

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