Employers have a legal responsibility to provide workers with safe and healthful workplaces. Anything less is unacceptable.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
Regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA have begun heavily enforcing lead poisoning prevention and worker safety standards for contractors, land lords, and facilities such as day care centers and schools (EPA Fines Violators for the Lead Renovating, Repair and Painting Rule, May 13, 2013; http://news.agc.org/2013/05/13/epa-fines-violators-of-the-lead-renovation-repair-and-painting-rule/).
“Lead exposure is preventable when you know what to look for and what to do,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “These settlements serve as an important reminder of the importance of using lead-safe practices to protect the health of our children and prevent lead poisoning.” (EPA Fines 16 Firms for Violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, Nov 14, 2012; http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/2467feca60368729852573590040443d/d617995bb7b0722e85257ab6006f453b!OpenDocument)
Lead paint risk mitigation is critical not only to protect children, but also for businesses. "Employers have a legal responsibility to provide workers with safe and healthful workplaces. Anything less is unacceptable," said MaryAnn Garrahan, OSHA Philadelphia regional administrator (Region 3 News Release: 13-138-PHI (osha 13-004); Jan. 30, 2013; https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=23583)
The US EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) rule requires that contractors that work on pre-1978 dwellings and child-occupied facilities be trained and certified to use lead-safe work practices. This ensures that common renovation and repair activities are done in ways that minimize dangerous lead dust. On May 13, 2013, the EPA announced that it could enact a commercial RRP rule by January 1, 2017. The rule would also cover public buildings. This rule could affect commercial/public contractors, including those who do industrial building construction, commercial and institutional building construction, as well as other contractors (Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program for Public and Commercial Buildings; http://www.epa.gov/rfa/lead-pncb.html).
ECOBOND LBP, LLC (ECOBOND) is committed to protecting children, workers, and occupants from the hazards of lead paint. As such, ECOBOND has invested significant resources in order to develop an effective and easy to use lead poisoning prevention product. This product, ECOBOND® LBP, is based on the same ECOBOND® technology that has been used successfully for over a decade to treat lead and other metals in over 1,000,000 tons of solid waste. Independent testing performed to US EPA-approved procedures confirmed in multiple testing that a standard application of ECOBOND® LBP successfully seals and treats lead paint hazards.
ECOBOND® LBP has become available to the general public only within the last two years. Prior to that time it was used exclusively by the company that holds the patent for ECOBOND® technologies, MT2, LLC. Since its release to the retail markets, ECOBOND® LBP has received wide acceptance and praise from homeowners and contractors alike:
"One coat was enough. It even looks good on its own without further covering. And it's easy to clean up after because it's a latex paint. Once the ECOBOND® LBP was applied and it dried thoroughly (24-48 hours), I put on a top coat of a premium latex semi-gloss white. It now shines and looks fantastic. I am using it to cover all the trim/moldings in my home. It bonded so well with the topcoat; I think it could serve as a great primer for any paint job, even if you were not interested in just covering lead paint. I am definitely impressed with this product and would recommend it without reservation.” Rocco from Lakeland, FL
“The first time we used ECOBOND® LBP product was for the demolition of a several story, railroad signal tower in metropolitan New York. The coatings on the steel were very thick and had a very high lead concentration. Shortly after applying the ECOBOND® LBP product, we were able to readily abate the old coatings to reveal bright metal, without any significant dust or ambient air lead concentrations. This product works, as advertised, and dramatically reduces potential lead exposure for workers and the public alike.” Timothy Casamento, VP, Ahern Painting Contractors, Inc.
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