Lead hazard control includes all window replacement and renovation, repair, and painting that disturbs six square feet of paint or more per interior room or twenty square feet or more of exterior paint in residences and child care facilities built before 1978. (Child care facilities include day cares, preschools, and elementary schools attended by children younger than six years old.) Lead Hazard Control Firms must be hired to perform this work, and a licensed Lead-Safe Remodeler/Renovator affiliated with the firm must remain on site at all times while work is being performed.
Lead Hazard Control Firms and Lead-Safe Remodeler/Renovators are required to comply with Rhode Island's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. Specific training, licensing, and work requirements are available in sections 14 and 20 of the state regulations.
Lead Hazard Control Firms are the licensed entities responsible for the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule's record keeping requirements, including distribution of the Rhode Island version of the Renovate Right pamphlet. They are also responsible for ensuring that a licensed Lead-Safe Remodeler/Renovator, affiliated with the firm, remains on site at all times during lead hazard control activities.
Lead-Safe Remodeler/Renovators work under Lead Hazard Control Firms and must be physically present on the job site during all lead hazard control activities. Lead-Safe Remodeler/Renovators must also provide training to all unlicensed workers on the job.