Earlier, we pointed out the need to use a Lead-Safe Certified Electrician to be sure your electrical work conforms to EPA lead safety standards. At the state level, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has its own set of rules and regulationsfor working with lead and lead-based materials and lead contaminated environments as well.
In 1997, the state legislature developed a comprehensive plan to reduce elevated levels of lead in the blood of children and put measures in place to control lead hazards in residences and child-occupied facilities. Those measures include:
- Pre-Renovation Education
Contractors, property management staff, and anyone involved in maintenance or renovation that disturbs more than 2 square feet of painted surfaces in housing or child-occupied facilities built before 1978 are required to distribute the EPA pamphlet “Renovate Right” to all occupants before starting. They may be required to post signs describing the work, and are required to retain records for three years.
- Reinforcement of Lead Disclosure Rules
Landlords are required by Colorado law to disclose if lead paint has been used on the property. It is their job to keep the paint in good shape and be sure that any work conforms to lead safety regulations. They only have limited responsibility, though, and tenants and homeowners have individual responsibility, as well, as described in the Colorado Renters Guide.
The ultimate goals of these regulations are to:
- Identify, test and treat children who are at risk of lead poisoning
- Educate parents and the public about the risks of lead poisoning and its prevention
- Identify and control sources of lead in the environment
Allstar is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
Allstar Electrical Services is proud to be an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm and we fully support the education and prevention goals of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Our electricians undergo extensive training on how to identify potential hazards and prevent lead contamination on any work they are called to do. We’re also members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) as well as the Independent Electrical Contractors Association (IECI) and actively participate in their education and training programs in order to bring our customers the latest in safe, quality electrical contracting techniques.
Don’t risk your family’s health and safety by hiring underqualified contractors. The pros at Allstar Electrical Services offer homeowners, builders and businesses reliable, professional electrical work that is safe and up to code.
Whatever your electrical needs may be, call Allstar Electrical at 303.399.7420 or visit our website. Then use our handy on-line forms to request an estimate or set up an appointment. We’ve served the Front Range for over 15 years and are top-rated by the BBB and Angie’s List.