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March 20, 2010

New Law Requires Lead Warning Signs for Renovation, Repair and Painting


Effective April 22, federal law requires renovation, repair and painting contractors to earn lead certification and use lead-safe work practices. Lead-safe practices include posting warning signs and establishing barriers around the work area. 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, "Signs should be in the primary language of the occupants and should say 'Do Not Enter - Authorized Personnel Only' and 'No Eating, Drinking, or Smoking'."
NOTE: Contractors and training providers working in Wisconsin, Iowa or North Carolina must contact the state to find out more about training and certification requirements.

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