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Lead Awareness

Prior to performing renovations or demolition, a survey must be conducted to determine the presence of lead-containing paint and finishes. If lead is present, further evaluation will be necessary to determine:

  • the need for containment
  • worker protection requirements (respiratory protection, air sampling, protective equipment, etc.)
  • waste disposal procedures

Tasks which require further evaluation include: abrasive blasting, sanding, scraping, heat gun applications, power tool cleaning, welding, cutting, and demolition. Lead-bearing demolition waste and structural components such as doors, window frames, and other woodwork must be sampled representatively and the sample submitted for laboratory analysis (TLCP).

Contacts
Overall Progam Management- Elaine Kuchera (610) 758-4248 emk3@lehigh.edu

References
Lead in Construction Standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.62)
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