On October 30, 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) began enforcing a regulation aimed at preventing lead poisoning. All contractors performing renovation, repair or painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools must be certified and follow lead-safe work practices. Firms must be certified and renovators must be trained.
The fine for non-compliance by the EPA is $37,500 per violation PER DAY!
Download our printable fact sheet and the EPA’s Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right to learn more about this new regulation and share it with your contractor insureds.
While the new regulation does not mandate insurance coverage for the contractor, the exposures are still present.
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