Vermont law requires the owners of rental housing and day care centers built before 1978 to perform certain Essential Maintenance Practices (EMPs) to reduce health risks related to lead paint. Essential Maintenance Practices include providing specific information to tenants, inspecting painted surfaces, fixing any problems found using lead-safe methods, installing liners in window wells to make them easy to clean, performing periodic specialized cleaning, and submitting a compliance statement proving the work has been completed. Performing EMP's offers further protection from prosecution, dramatically decreasing owner's liability.
The law requires owners or maintenance personnel to take an EMP Class on the dangers of lead and how to safely address potential hazards. Information covered in the Essential Maintenance Practices class includes the requirements of Vermont's lead paint law and related federal regulations, the health effects of lead in children and adults, lead-safe work practices and maintenance procedures, and specialized cleaning techniques and equipment for removing lead-contaminated dust.
The Burlington Lead Program will hold free EMP Training classes on:
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 5-8 PM at Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 5-8 PM at Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 5-8 PM at Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall
Call the Burlington Lead Program to register at 802-865-LEAD (5323). The following items are available in a printable PDF format. To open, view and/or print these items, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have a current copy of this free software, you can download it now.
Lead Safe Work Practices
Renovation and remodeling is the largest cause of adult lead poisoning and another major contributor to childhood lead poisoning. This can be easily avoided by adding a few simple steps during the course of the work. Call us at 802-865-LEAD for a free copy of the HUD publication: Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance, and Renovation Work or view it in a printable PDF format here.