Lead-Based Paint

According to the EPA, old lead-based paint is the most significant source of lead exposure in the U.S. today. Harmful exposures to lead can be created when lead-based paint is deteriorated or if improperly removed from surfaces by dry scraping, sanding or open-flame burning.

Health & Emergency Management Services supports the university’s Lead-Based Paint Management Plan and Lead-Based Paint Policy to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). 

Lead-Based Paint Management

Health & Emergency Management Services:

  • responds to lead-based paint concerns
  • coordinates training
  • oversees abatement activities
  • provides recordkeeping

Facilities, Property and Construction Management are required to submit plans for renovation, demolition and maintenance that may impact suspect lead-based paint applications for review.

Contact the Health & Emergency Management Services to coordinate a review or receive information on the following:

  • potential lead-based paint and lead hazards

  • lead awareness training

  • lead abatement projects

  • renovation, demolition and maintenance projects

  • recordkeeping