How to Stay Ahead of the Curve on Lead
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has estimated that 24 million U.S. homes contain deteriorated lead-based paint and elevated levels of lead-contaminated house dust.
We know that lead hazard assessment and abatement requirements are a critical environmental management issue for our clients in the building management and construction industry.
In December 2018, the U.S. EPA released a Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures & Associated Health Impacts.
The report is an affirmation of the need for collaboration among government entities, private property owners, and parents to reduce kids' exposure to lead paint in housing and adjacent soil. It re-emphasizes the costly health impacts of lead, and re-states the U.S. commitment to continuing to reduce the incidence of lead exposure for all kids.
Are you up to date on U.S. & State regulations with respect to lead? Do you understand your responsibilities?
KEM can help determine if lead testing and/or abatement may be necessary. We help our clients prioritize the areas that need to be addressed, and design an assessment & abatement plan (including cost estimate) to meet each property's specific circumstances.
KEM projects comply with HUD guidelines for lead testing & abatement management. State of the art technology for lead testing
Independent lab evaluation of dust & chips
Detailed analysis & comprehensive risk assessment
Thorough review of existing management systems
Site-specific guidelines for for building occupants Detailed & prioritized set of recommendations for lead abatement activities, including cost estimates
Oversight of plan implementation, from the bid process to contractor selection to monitoring, testing & documentation of the abatement process.