Lead Based Paint Management
Buildings constructed prior to 1978 may contain lead-based paint. The deterioration of lead paint can result in exposure to lead-containing dust. Women who are pregnant and children under the age of 6 are most vulnerable lead dust exposure.
EH&S has established a rigorous program to control exposure to lead-based paint. The program includes:
- Continual inspection to monitor the condition of the painted building materials.
- Review of every work order submitted to Facilities to identify potential impacts.
- Review all projects to identify potential impacts.
- Contract a third-party vendor to stabilize or remove lead-based paint.
- Contract a third-party vendor to oversee all lead-based paint removals and conduct project monitoring.
- Provide lead-based paint awareness training to all employees who may come in contact with lead-based paint materials as part of their job (e.g. maintenance, engineering, and housekeeping workers).
Report all damaged painted surfaces to EH&S. EH&S will immediately initiate an investigation to determine the appropriate course of actions (e.g. stabilization, removal, etc.).
Please contact EH&S if you have any questions or concerns. Additional information can be found on the EPA Lead website.