EPA-RRP Worker Steps Guide – English
Guide for contractors/homeowners on how to plan for and complete a home renovation, repair or painting project in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities using lead-safe work practices.
This document was updated in March 2021.
Renovating, Repairing or Painting?
Do you renovate, repair or paint homes or child-occupied facilities built before 1978?
If so, you need to know how to work safely with lead-based paint. This guide is designed to help plan for and complete a home renovation, repair or painting project using lead safe work practices. Lead safe work practices are a group of techniques that reduce the amount of dust produced by renovation activities. When used correctly, they make the work area safer for workers and the home safe for residents when renovation is complete.
Are you a professional renovator?
Contractors doing work for compensation in homes or child-occupied facilities built before 1978 must be certified and follow certain work practices. This guide describes those required work practices and provides additional helpful recommendations.
Are you a do-it-yourselfer?
If you are doing work yourself you should follow the work practices described in this brochure to ensure your home and family are protected from lead hazards the project could generate.