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Workshop on Lead-Safe Work Practices - For contractors, painters, inspectors, realtors, landlords and do-it-yourself homeowners

Release Date: 10/4/2005
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543

Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543

PHILADELPHIA – Contractors, painters, inspectors, realtors, agents, landlords, and do-it-yourself homeowners are encouraged to attend a workshop about lead-safe work practices at the Environmental Protection Agency on October 26.

Many homes built before 1978 contain lead-based paint that can be a hazard if not handled properly. Attendees will learn how to work lead-safe by controlling lead dust and debris when doing repairs and renovations. In addition, landlords and property owners will learn about the federal lead disclosure rules requirements when leasing, buying, or selling a property. Contractors, painters, and do-it yourself homeowners will learn how to comply with the federal pre-renovation education rule requirements designed to protect residents.

The free workshop will be held from 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 26 at EPA’s regional office at 1650 Arch Street in Philadelphia. The workshop is sponsored by the National Paint and Coatings Assoc. and EPA’s mid-Atlantic regional office.

Although the conference is free, pre-registration is required. To register on-line contact or registration forms can be faxed to 571-203-7911. For more information about the workshop call 571-203-7766 x106. For additional background on lead-safe work practices see EPA’s website