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Lead-Safe Practices

ServiceMaster by Ayotte hosted a training on February 23rd, 2011 certifying all technicians, in accordance with the EPA Requirements, to become certified renovators.

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 required 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.

EPA requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices. Individuals can become certified renovators by taking an eight-hour training course from an EPA-approved training provider.

Prior to February 23rd, 2011 we had 3 staff members that were certified renovators; Beth Naumann, Blair Quinnell and Misty Larson. We feel that it is important to have all technicians available 24/7/365 to provide our customers with the same level of service.

If you have questions regarding lead safe practices or would like some more information please don’t hesitate to call us at 877-945-0993.

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