Lead-Safe Work Practices - Questions and Answers
certified Lead-Safe Renovator have to be on the job site all the
The certified Lead-Safe Renovator needs to be on the job site to do
on-the-job training (if needed), and at all times during containment
set up, posting of warning signs, final cleaning and must personally
conduct the final cleaning verification.
If certified Lead-Safe Renovators need to leave the job site at
other times, they must be available by phone and have the ability to
return to the job site within a reasonable time, approximately 30
||Can I use a shop
vacuum for cleaning up interior work?
||Commercial grade HEPA vacuums must
be used for interior clean-up. Shop vacuums designed for and fitted
with both a HEPA filter and
a drywall bag may be used to clean up bare soil, mulch and grassy
areas on exterior
||Can I test for lead with a chemical test kit?
As of June 27, 2012, the Wisconsin Department
of Health Services has recognized the 3Mô LeadCheckô test kit for
use to determine the presence of lead-based paint as described in
the RRP rule. As of July 15, 2013, the Wisconsin Department of
Health Services has recognized the ESCA Tech D-Lead or Klean-Strip
D-Lead test kits for use to determine the presence of lead-based
paint as described in the RRP rule. ONLY the certified lead safe renovator may use a test
kit and only at the request of the owner. To learn more about this
test kit, its limitations, and the
Department's requirements for
test kit use.
||If I am not a certified Lead-Safe Renovator will I be able to
pull a building permit?
||You will need to check with your local permit office.
||Who is enforcing
||The Department of Health Services, Asbestos
plastic used for renovation work be recycled after the job is
Plastic used in lead renovation projects is not appropriate for
recycling because it must be considered contaminated with lead dust.
September 11, 2013