Section D Procedures

In older buildings designated as Target Housing (a pre-1978 day care center, pre-school, or housing unit that is inhabited or frequented by pregnant women and children under the age of six) many activities require special state certifications for workers to perform them.  

The certifications are to insure workers perform the activities in a manner that minimizes the hazard of inhalation or ingestion of lead paint or lead paint dust by young children and/or pregnant women.

All renovation, remodeling or repair activities performed at Target Housing require some type of lead certification from the State Department of Public Health.  

State certifications required at Target Housing to monitor lead exposure levels and perform activities to reduce or eliminate lead paint exposure in young children and pregnant women include:

  • Elevated blood lead inspections - certified elevated blood lead inspector/risk assessor.
  • Elevated blood lead inspection records - certified elevated blood lead inspection agency.
  • Lead inspections - certified lead inspector/risk assessor, or certified elevated blood lead inspector/risk assessor.
  • Lead hazard screen - certified lead inspector/risk assessor, or certified elevated blood lead inspector/risk assessor.
  • Risk assessment - certified lead inspector/risk assessor, or certified elevated blood lead inspector/risk assessor.
  • Visual Risk assessment - certified lead inspector/risk assessor, certified elevated blood lead inspector/risk assessor, or certified visual risk assessor.
  • Lead abatement - certified lead abatement contractor and certified lead abatement worker. 
  • Lead abatement clearance testing - certified lead inspector/risk assessor, certified elevated blood lead inspector/risk assessor, or certified visual risk assessor (limited).

Activities at Target Housing that are not for monitoring or reducing exposure to lead paint but rather are for general renovation, remodeling, or repair work have different worker certification requirements.  

Interior work that disturbs six square feet or more of surface area or exterior work that disturbs twenty square feet of more of surface area requires the following:

  • A certified lead abatement contractor using certified lead abatement workers; or
  • A Lead certified renovation firm with at least one certified lead safe renovator present when any work is performed.