A lead-based paint inspection determines:
A lead based paint inspection is a surface-by-surface examination to determine if lead-based paint is present, and where lead-based paint is. Lead-based paint inspections are generally conducted with regard to HUD and OSHA regulations.
Lead Based paint inspections are achieved using a portable x-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF) and the individual conducting the inspection must be licensed to do so in Ohio; and he/she must have the appropriate training and experience to conduct the inspection.
Federal regulations require the safe handling of any lead that may be present in a facility. Once determined that lead is present, complete abatement or interim controls may be implemented. Abatement is the removal of the affected component and Interim Controls are the temporary stabilization of building components that contain lead. M & R has licensed Lead Abatement Contractors and Lead Abatement Workers on staff to conduct said work.
A lead-based paint risk assessment approaches lead based paint issues from the standpoint of its potentially hazardous condition. Representative paint chip samples are taken from areas where the paint has become unstable especially in areas where children spend time. Along with the paint chip samples, dust-wipe samples, and if appropriate, water samples, are also taken.
The individual conducting the inspection must be licensed to do so in Ohio and have the appropriate training and experience to conduct the inspection. More ridged requirements are made of individuals applying for licensing as a Lead Risk Assessor.
A lead-based paint clearance examination is conducted after abatement or renovation work has been completed in a house, dwelling unit, residential building, housing development, or child-occupied facility:
The individual conducting the inspection must also be licensed to do so in Ohio and have the appropriate training and experience to conduct the inspection.
Childhood Lead Poisoning is a serious matter requiring an investigation that is thorough and more extensive than either a paint inspection or a risk assessment.
The investigator must be a Registered Pubic Health Sanitarian for the State of Ohio and must work under the jurisdiction of a local or state health department. As an investigator, the individual is both scientist and detective with appropriate cultural training as well as functional lead inspection training.