Become lead-safe certified! Any contractor, from plumbers to electricians to painters, who disturbs lead paint while working in a pre-1978 home, school or day care center, now must be Lead-Safe Certified. If you're not, you can face tens of thousands of dollars in fines. Plus, you put the health of yourself, your workiers and your customers at risk, which could result in lawsuits.
Visit www.epa.gov/getleadsafe (or call 800-424-LEAD) to learn about the dangers of lead paint poisoning and the precautions you can take against it. You'll also find an EPA-accredited trainer in your area where you can be certified. One class certifies you for five years. It's that easy! Click here for a downloadable pamphlet about becoming "leadsafe."