3701-32-11 Lead-safe renovator training requirements and standards of conduct.

(A) Any person who supervises or performs services for the general improvement of all or part of a structure, including a residential unit, child care facility or school may represent to the public that the services are being supervised or performed by a lead-safe renovator if that person has:

(1) Completed a course of instruction on lead-safe renovation conducted by a training program approved pursuant to section 3742.47 of the Revised Code and rule 3701-32-16 of the Administrative Code; or

(2) Successfully completed a lead abatement contractor or lead abatement worker course approved by the director pursuant to rule 3701-82-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Persons trained in lead-safe renovation between December 31, 2001, and April 7, 2004 by a training provider approved pursuant to section 3742.08 of the Revised Code and rule 3701-82-01 of the Administrative Code, may hold themselves out as a lead-safe renovator.

(C) Any person, regardless of whether the training program in lead-safe renovation has been completed, is not subject to licensure solely for supervising or performing services for the general improvement of all or part of an existing structure.

(D) Lead-safe renovation performed by an untrained individual must be supervised by a lead-safe renovator who is present at the worksite.

(E) No person shall have lead-safe renovation performed in lieu of having lead abatement performed on a residential unit, child care facility or school at which a lead-poisoned child under six years of age has been identified.

(F) When performing lead-safe renovation the lead-safe renovator shall comply with the following work practice measures:

(1) Post signs clearly defining the work area and warning occupants and other persons not involved in lead-safe renovation activities to remain outside the work area;

(2) Before beginning the renovation, isolate the work area so that no dust or debris leaves the work area while the work is being performed. In addition, maintain the integrity of the containment by ensuring that any plastic or other impermeable materials are not torn or displaced, and taking any steps necessary to ensure that no dust or debris leaves the work area while the work is being performed. The containment shall be established in such a manner that it does not interfere with occupant and worker egress in an emergency;

(3) Collect, wrap or bag, and seal all waste generated from the lead-safe renovation in a manner that prevents release of dust and debris before the waste is removed from the work area for storage or disposal. If a chute is used to remove waste from the work areas, it must be covered. In addition, the renovator shall comply with the following:

(a) At the conclusion of each work day and at the conclusion of the renovation, store waste under containment or behind a barrier that prevents access to the waste and any dust, debris, or both; and

(b) During transport, waste shall be wrapped or bagged and sealed to prevent the release of dust and debris.

(4) In the case of interior lead-safe renovations:

(a) Remove all objects from the work area, including furniture, rugs, and window coverings, or cover them with plastic sheeting or other impermeable material with all seams and edges taped or otherwise sealed;

(b) Close and cover all duct openings in the work area with plastic sheeting or other impermeable material.

(c) Close windows and doors in the work area. Doors must be covered with plastic sheeting or other impermeable material. Doors used as an entrance to the work area must be covered with plastic sheeting or other impermeable material in a manner that allows workers to pass through while confining dust and debris to the work area;

(d) Cover the floor surface, including installed carpet with taped-down six-mil plastic sheeting or other impermeable material in the work area six feet beyond the perimeter of surfaces undergoing renovation or a sufficient distance to contain the dust, whichever is greater; and

(e) Ensure that all personnel, tools and other items, including the exteriors of containers of waste, are free of dust and debris before leaving the work area.

(5) In the case of exterior lead-safe renovations:

(a) Close all doors and windows within twenty feet of the renovation. On multi-story buildings, close all doors and windows within twenty feet of the renovation on the same floor as the renovation. On floors below the renovation, close all doors and windows directly beneath the renovation;

(b) Ensure that doorways within the work area that will be used while the job is being performed are covered with plastic sheeting or other impermeable material in a manner that allows workers to pass through while containing dust and debris to the work area; and

(c) Cover the ground with plastic sheeting or other impermeable material extending ten feet beyond the perimeter of surfaces undergoing renovation or a sufficient distance to collect falling paint debris, whichever is greater, unless the property line prevents ten feet of such ground covering.

(6) For interior and exterior renovations, clean the work area until no dust, debris or residue remains and employ the following cleaning procedures:

(a) Collect all paint chips and debris and, without dispersing any of the material, seal the material in a heavy-duty bag;

(b) Remove the protective sheeting. The sheeting shall be folded before and taped to seal or sealed within a heavy-duty bag. The sheeting shall be misted before folding. Sheeting used to isolate contaminated rooms from non-contaminated rooms must remain in place until after the cleaning and the removal of other sheeting. The sheeting may be disposed of as waste.

(c) Wipe all remaining surfaces and objects in the work area, except for carpeted or upholstered surfaces, with a damp cloth. Mop uncarpeted floors thoroughly, using a mopping method that keeps the wash water separate from the rinse water, such as the two-bucket mop method, or using a wet mopping system.

Replaces: 3701-32-11

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2014 and 04/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3742.50
Rule Amplifies: 3742.06 , 3742.47 , 3742.48
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/2004, 7/5/09