New England Remediation Services, LLC Earns Lead Removal Certification
The Intense and Thorough Certification Course Consisted of 32 Hours of Training
Concord, NH -- Ron Pinciaro from New England Remediation Services, LLC, has just announced that he has earned his New Hampshire certification as a lead abatement supervisor. In addition, key employee Chandara Khim also earned his certification. The course, which was conducted by the Institute for Environmental Education, Inc. in Wilmington, Mass., consisted of 32 hours of intensive training. As Pinciaro noted, on-going continuing education is required for his company to maintain the certification.
According to information on the Lead Certification New Hampshire website, the new Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program’s requirements apply to projects if they disturb 6 square feet of interior lead paint surface and/or 20 square feet of exterior lead paint surface. The new rule, which applies to general contractors, property managers, renovation contractors and many others, requires EPA certification by April 22. Businesses that are not registered with the EPA will risk being fined up to $37,500 per day.
“The goal of the new Rule is to have contractors trained in how to conduct renovation activities safely to reduce the risk of lead poisoning,” noted an article on the New Hampshire Department of Safety website, adding that common renovation activities that disturb lead-based paint, such as sanding, cutting, and demolition, create hazardous lead dust and chips that may be harmful to children and adults.
“The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is working with the EPA to distribute the information to contractors so they can register and become certified before the deadline.”
Because Pinciaro understands the dangers that are associated with exposure to lead paint, he felt it was crucial to go through the intensive lead removal certification program as soon as possible. As an article on the EPA’s website explained, lead is especially dangerous to children because their smaller and still-growing bodies absorb more of the heavy metal than adults. In addition, babies and toddlers are at a higher risk of developing lead poisoning because they are more likely to put things in their mouth that may have been covered with lead based paint. Adults can also be affected by lead; for example, by breathing lead dust that comes from old and deteriorating paint, and during repair or renovation work.
Unfortunately, it does not take a lot of lead to cause damage to the brain; scientists have found that inhaling or ingesting a small quantity of lead on a regular basis can be extremely harmful.
Specifically, the lead stays in the bloodstream for about a month or so, before heading to the organs, where it will remain for six to eight months. Eventually it ends up in the bones, where it stays for a whopping 30 years.
Anybody who would like to learn more about New England Remediation Services is welcome to visit the company’s website; there, they can read more about their remediation and renovation services.
About New England Remediation Services:
New England Remediation Services, LLC is centrally located in Concord, New Hampshire to serve all of New England with mold remediation (mold removal), inspection and testing services. In addition, the company offers fire and water damage restoration, lead and asbestos abatement. The company is fully licensed, insured, and trained in the field of mold abatement and improving indoor air quality. For more information, please visit http://moldremovalnh.com/
New England Remediation Services
Tel: (603) 491-5738
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