EEG provides comprehensive lead inspections considered to be state-of-the-art by industry standards.
Lead inspections and risk assessments are performed according to EPA and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations. With the changing USEPA lead regulations, both federally funded housing and privately owned housing are impacted. EEG's staff is prepared to assist contractors as well as homeowners and property managers through these regulations.
Lead has been used as an additive to many paints and coatings in interior and exterior applications for over a century. Today, while lead is banned as an additive in residential applications, it is common in industrial coating applications. Lead hazards are found in paint chips, dust, water, and air.
Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children. When lead is absorbed into the body, it can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs, like the kidneys, nerves, and blood. Lead may also cause behavioral problems, learning disabilities, seizures, and in extreme cases, death. Some symptoms of lead poisoning may include headaches, stomachaches, nausea, tiredness, and irritability. Children who are lead poisoned may show no symptoms. If your home was built before 1978, have your child and home tested. If you rent property, tell your landlord about peeling or chipping paint.
INSPECTIONS AND RISK ASSESSMENTS
The USEPA and HUD began regulating the use of lead in the late 1970s under the Toxic Substance Control Act. Regulatory oversight has evolved as the USEPA, HUD and CPSC have made updates to regulating lead.
Today, property managers are faced with another regulation concerning renovation, restoration, and painting of pre-1978 residences and child occupied facilities. This brochure is supplied by the USEPA for Lead Restoration/Renovation Contractors to supply to property owners and managers.
EEG can provide services including lead paint chip testing, clearance surface wipe testing, surface-by-surface XRF lead inspections, lead risk assessments, and OSHA compliance monitoring in commercial and industrial settings. We can manage your projects with respect to lead to reduce expenses and environmental liability.
We are an Arkansas Licensed Lead Consulting Firm with Licensed Lead Based Paint Inspectors and Risk Assessors. For your Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) compliance needs, we have Registered Professional Industrial Hygienists on staff to work for you.