Florida Lead Testing Laboratory Provides FREE Lead In Homes Poster for Renovators, Contractors and Painters
EMSL Analytical offers lead testing solutions to environmental professionals, the general public and property owners and managers to comply with the EPA’s RRP lead requirements.
Orlando, FL – October 17, 2010
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that, “Childhood lead poisoning remains a major environmental health problem in the U.S' Lead based paints are one of the most common sources of lead that still exists today on painted surfaces, decades after their use was banned.
Many building renovation activities such as sanding, cutting and demolition can create environments that expose children, workers and others to lead dust. The EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule that went into effect April 22, 2010 has property managers and building contractors across the United States busy working to comply with the regulations.
According to the EPA, “…federal law will require that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.”
The RRP Rule allows properties that have been declared lead-free by a certified inspector to not need additional testing. This has caused many property owners to have their properties tested now, so they will not run into issues down the road. Failure to comply with the RRP Rule allows the EPA to seek civil fines of $37,500 per offense for violations.
EMSL Analytical, one of the nation’s largest lead testing laboratories, has an extensive record of providing lead and heavy metal testing services. Our Cinnaminson, NJ corporate laboratory is accredited by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), NELAP, NVLAP, AIHA and a number of other regulating bodies.
“It’s important for people to take notice of the new RRP Lead Regulations. EMSL has created a lead in homes poster to help. Simply visit www.EMSL.com and look for FREE Posters under the resources section of our website.,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL. “Simple testing can help ensure a safe lead free environment and prevent owners and managers of properties that are regulated from costly fines.”
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.