Lead-based paint is serious business! Lead inspections and lead risk assessments are useful first steps, which can lead to more thoughtful decisions on managing lead-based paint and lead hazards. Lead abatement is an activity designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement is sometimes ordered by a state or local government, and can involve specialized techniques not typical of most residential contractors.
For more information please see the links below:
Kentucky Lead Program administered by The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
The Environmental Lead Program is responsible for administering the laws and regulations related to lead detection and abatement.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing (2012 Edition)
Here you will find helpful information regarding HUD's Healthy Homes guidelines regarding lead based paint.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
This section highlights OSHA standards and preambles to final rules (background to final rules).
Kentucky OSH Compliance is responsible for the enforcement of safety and health standards. Compliance officers inspect workplaces for hazardous conditions and issue citations where violations of standards are found. Inspections may be the result of regular scheduling, imminent danger reports, fatalities, and worker complaints or referrals. More information on enforcement can be found on the Kentucky State Plan website.