EPA Alert: Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program

Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program affects contractors, property managers, and maintenance personnel working in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, 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 must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

Please visit the Risk Management Loss Prevention Info & Forms section of our website for a link to the EPA handbook that provides further information, details, and forms.