Dust Control and Lead Containment


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Builders Site Protection is the leading surface protection supplier on the West Coast. This presentation explains several of our products used to control dust and prevent the spread of hazardous lead during demolition and remodeling activities. These products help builders and remodelers meet the EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule.

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Dust Control and Lead Containment

  1. 1. Lead Containment & Dust ControlBy: Pat Mullen and Heather LeyBuilders Site Protection Inc.
  2. 2. Why is lead dust dangerous?• Lead is a neurotoxin that can cause brain damage in children and the fetuses of pregnant women• Causes nervous system damage in both children and adults• Prolonged exposure can result in death
  3. 3. Why is complying with OSHA andEPA regulations important?• Public health and worker safety• Credibility for your business• It’s the law• Fines under Cal OSHA Section 1532.1 in Title 8 can reach up to $70,000 per violation!
  4. 4. Permissible Exposure Limit• The permissible exposure limit (PEL) set by the standard is 50 micrograms of lead per cubic meter of air (50 µg/m3) averaged over an 8-hour workday.• Action level: The standard establishes an action level of 30 micrograms of lead per cubic meter of air (30 µg/m3) averaged over an 8-hour workday. Contractors must take precautions against hazardous lead dust exposure at this point.
  5. 5. Lead Containment Products• Personal Safety Supplies Lead ReadyTM Kit• Lead Paint Stripper• Lead Encapsulants
  6. 6. Dust Containment• Zipwall plastic barrier system $90-300• Mobile containment units $3200• Complete units with all equipment $4250
  7. 7. Negative Air Machines • Small, portable or large commercial units • Triple stage filtration with HEPA filters • Ducting and additional filters available • Priced from $400-$6000
  8. 8. Air Machine configurations
  9. 9. Differential Pressure Monitors,Particle Counters • Pressure Monitors: measure the real-time pressure differential between two adjacent areas within a facility ~$1440 • Particle Counters track down contamination sources, downloads to PC ~$2220
  10. 10. Hepa Vacuums • Hepa vacuums: filter 99.97% of particles at 0.3 microns • Portable or stand alone • Cost: $480-700+
  11. 11. Disposal of Lead PaintLead-Based Paint Debris Disposal California EPA requires that presumed (pre-1978) lead-based paint chips and dust be disposed of as hazardous waste. Everyone who handles lead-based paint debris should follow several common sense measures: – Collect paint chips, dust, dirt, and rubble in 6-mil plastic trash bags for disposal. – Store larger lead-based paint building parts in containers until ready for disposal. – If possible, use a covered, locked, mobile dumpster to store lead-based paint debris until the job is done. – Contact your local Hazardous Waste Program for sites where lead- based paint debris can be disposed. – San Diego County Hazardous Waste Program: http://co.san-diego.ca.us/deh/hazmat/hhw.html
  12. 12. Resources* Title 17, California Code Of Regulations, Division 1, Chapter 8: Accreditation, Certification, and Work Practices For Lead-Based Paint and Lead Hazards http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CLPPB/Documents/Title17.pdf* Cal OSHA Standards for Lead in Construction http://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/1532_1.html*Builders Site Protection website http://www.buildsitepro.com