The following information is from a flyer released by the MA DOS. The Regulations became effective on July 9, 2010:
Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Regulations in Massachusetts:
Information for Contractors.
The Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety (“DOS”) has recently adopted new requirements under its lead standard, 454 CMR 22.00, that apply to renovation, repair or painting (“RRP”) work conducted for a fee in target housing or any child-occupied facility, where more than threshold amounts of lead paint are disturbed.
• With certain exceptions, contractors and other entities who carry out work covered by these requirements must be licensed as “Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors” by DOS. Affected occupations include, but are not limited to: painters, plumbers, electricians, window installers, general contractors, property maintenance workers, and remodelers.
• A person who has take a one-day “Lead-Safe Renovator Supervisor” or “Certified Renovator” course and is in possession of a current certificate of training issued by an approved training provider must be on site and in control of the work at all times when the work is in progress. Workers on such projects must be trained by the certified supervisor or a training provider licensed by DOS.
• The work must be carried out in accordance with work practice requirements specified in 454 CMR 22.00, including, but not limited to: testing of suspect materials, work area isolation or delineation, exclusion of personnel, covering of objects, acceptable work methods, cleanup and cleaning verification.
• Certain record keeping and notification requirements are also specified. It is essential that you determine whether or not the renovation work you perform falls under the regulation; if it does, then your business must become licensed, your supervisors trained and certified, and your workers trained. Failure to comply with DOS regulations governing these matters may result in the imposition of civil administrative penalties.
View and download the regulations describing these procedures.
You can also reach DOS for more information at 617-969-7177.