Lead-Based Paint – Commercial

Environmental Risks In COMMERCIAL PROPERTY


Lead-Based Paint

What You Need to Know

Federal standards are .5% by weight or 1 mg/cm2 but more stringent local regulations are common

Lead paint was commonly used until 1978

HUD, EPA, and OSHA all regulate lead and/or lead based paint

In multi-family housing lead based paint commonly found on friction surfaces and windows, wood trim, doors, railings, floors, playground equipment, and in soils near buildings

Most hazardous if surface containing lead is grinded, abraded, sanded or otherwise made into dust

What You Need to Do

Review EPA, HUD, OSHA, and applicable local regulations to ascertain requirements/exposure potential

Notify tenants, workers, employees as required

Provide training and disclosures as required

Ensure intact quality of any suspect lead based paint materials

Myths and Misconceptions

Most children are exposed to lead through ingestion of lead paint chips-FALSE

Lead health effects are irreversible and can stay in the body forever-TRUE

Just because lead based paint is present does not mean it is a health hazard-TRUE

Children under the age of 6 as well as pregnant women and workers are at highest risk for lead based paint health effects-TRUE

Expert Services:
Commercial Property

Due Diligence

  • Site Investigations/Inspections
  • Cause of Loss Identification
  • Regulatory Review
  • Recommendations for Regulatory Compliance and Liability Protection
  • Emergency Response

Project Scope Development: New Construction, Renovation/Demolition

  • Creative Scope of Work Development
  • Liability Minimization
  • Project Oversight
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Client Interface

Emergency Response

  • Inspections/Moisture Mapping/Material Impacts
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Exposure Evaluation/Health Risk Consulting
  • Contractor Coordination
  • Media Interface

Operations and Maintenance

Expert Testimony

  • Environmental Risk
  • Employee/Occupant Health Risk

Education and Training

  • Risk Management Environmental Toolkits
  • Operations and Maintenance Programs
  • Competency Based Education Programs
  • Water Intrusion Plans
  • Hazard Assessment Critical Control Point (HACCP) Programs
  • White Paper Development

Webinars/Seminars- Managing Risk and Liability

  • Asbestos
  • Lead Based Paint
  • Mold and Water Intrusion
  • Wildfire Impact
  • Legionella
  • Bedbugs
  • Vapor Intrusion
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Norovirus

Commercial Property Risk Alert Service

  • Emerging Environmental Risk Information and Recommendations
  • Emerging Health Risk Exposure Information and Recommendations