LSR Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to find answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about LSR issues in Massachusetts.

Find a Licensed Lead-Safe Renovation Contractor

Renovation, repair and painting work conducted for a fee in Housing built prior to 1978 and Child-Occupied Facilities where more than 6 sq. ft. of painted surface per room is disturbed on the interior of a building, or more than 20 sq. ft. of painted surface on the exterior of a building, must be carried out by Lead-Safe Renovation (LSR) Contractor. Licensed LSR Contractors must have a trained and Certified LSR Supervisor on their staff. Under MA regulations, a LSR Supervisor is required to be on site at all times while Renovation Work is in progress.

Lead-Safe Renovation Contractor Application

Companies or other entities that for a fee perform, or offer to perform, Renovation Work (as defined in 454 CMR 22.02) must be licensed as Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors or Deleading Contractors  or where eligible, be in possession of a Contractor Licensing Waiver, as outlined below. A Lead-Safe Renovation Contractor may also carry out Moderate Risk Deleading Work where an employee or Responsible Person of said Contractor who has been licensed as a Deleader Supervisor or Certified as a Lead-Safe Renovator- Supervisor (Moderate Risk Deleading Option) is used to supervise the work.

Lead-Safe Renovation Contractor Licensing Waiver Application

Only the following entities are eligible for a Contractor Licensing Waiver: (1) persons or entities that carry out Renovation Work in or on their own property using their own regular employees; or (2) persons or entities that were certified as Certified Firms by the EPA pursuant to 40 CFR 745.89 prior to July 9, 2010.

Lead Training Provider Application

Entities that provide training required for licensure or certification under 454 CMR 22.00 must be licensed pursuant to 454 CMR 22.07 prior to engaging in such work.

Model Written Medical Monitoring and Worker Protection Program

NOTE: The following sample safety and health programs are intended to provide examples of written programs on various workplace safety and health topics; they are not intended to supersede the requirements in OSHA standards. Employers should consult the applicable OSHA standards for the specific requirements applicable to their workplaces. Employers can use these sample programs as guidance when developing their own customized programs that are tailored to their specific workplaces.

Model Written Respirator Program

NOTE: The following sample safety and health programs are intended to provide examples of written programs on various workplace safety and health topics; they are not intended to supersede the requirements in OSHA standards. Employers should consult the applicable OSHA standards for the specific requirements applicable to their workplaces. Employers can use these sample programs as guidance when developing their own customized programs that are tailored to their specific workplaces.

Find a Licensed Deleading Contractor

Licensed Deleading Contractors are authorized to carry out Deleading Projects and Renovation Work. Note that a Deleading Contractor must have a licensed Deleader-Supervisor on deleading worksites at all times when Deleading Work is in progress. On renovation worksites, a Deleading Contractor must have a Lead-Safe Renovator-Supervisor on site at all times when renovation work is in progress.

Deleading On-line Notification Form

Use this on-line form for notification of a deleading project.

Renewal of Asbestos/Deleading Walk in Licenses

Subject:  Deleader-supervisors and workers, can now renew your DLS licenses by mail. 

DLS is now accepting applications BY MAIL for RENEWAL of Deleader-supervisor and Deleader-worker licenses.  Our office walk-in service will still be available during the regularly posted times listed on our applications and website.

Criteria for mail in applications for renewal:

Only Renewal applications can be processed by mail. Initial licenses must still be processed in person at of our office locations.   Your application must include the following items:

  • The correct application form for the license you are renewing; the application must be completely filled out, signed & dated (provide email address).
  • A copy of your current refresher training certificate (and any other refresher training certificates since your last license with DLS).
  • A copy of a Government issued ID (acceptable list on our website).
  • Any other information DLS may reasonably require.
  • Money Order or Certified Check for the correct amount.  Please provide separate checks for Lead or Asbestos licenses.  No personal or company checks will be accepted.
  • For Deleader-supervisors and Deleader-workers, applicants must include the completed DLS Reporting Physician’s Statement form attached to the application.  This form must be completely filled out and signed by a physician.  Blood lead level and ZPP results must be within 3 months of the date of application.
  • Applications along with payment shall be mailed to Department of Labor Standards, Attention: Licensing Unit, 19 Staniford Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114.

Please submit your application at least 14 days prior to the expiration of your current license to allow for processing.  Incomplete applications or not submitting all required supporting documents will delay the review process and may result in your license being renewed after its expiration date.  Your renewed license will be mailed to the address provided on the application. 

All applications are available on our website at http://www.mass.gov/dols.

If you have any questions, please contact our Licensing Office at (617) 626-6960.

Deleader Supervisor Application

The Deleading Contractor shall ensure that a person who has been licensed as a Deleader-Supervisor  is on site and in control of the work on every Class I Deleading Project. All persons who perform the functions of supervisors on Moderate Risk Deleading Projects shall be Licensed as Deleader-Supervisors  or Certified as Lead-Safe Renovator-Supervisors  Lead-Safe Renovator-Supervisors who carry out supervisory functions on Moderate Risk Deleading Projects shall have received training  and be in possession of a current certificate of training issued by a Licensed Training Provider which includes the designation, "Lead-Safe Renovator-Supervisor - Moderate Risk Deleading Option."

Deleader Worker Application

All persons who perform as workers on Class I Deleading Projects shall be licensed as Deleader-Workers   All persons who carry out the functions of workers on Moderate Risk Deleading projects shall be Licensed as Deleader-Workers, Deleader-Supervisors,  or Certified as Lead-Safe Renovator-Supervisors.

Model Written Medical Monitoring and Worker Protection Program

NOTE: The following sample safety and health programs are intended to provide examples of written programs on various workplace safety and health topics; they are not intended to supersede the requirements in OSHA standards. Employers should consult the applicable OSHA standards for the specific requirements applicable to their workplaces. Employers can use these sample programs as guidance when developing their own customized programs that are tailored to their specific workplaces.

Model Written Respirator Program

NOTE: The following sample safety and health programs are intended to provide examples of written programs on various workplace safety and health topics; they are not intended to supersede the requirements in OSHA standards. Employers should consult the applicable OSHA standards for the specific requirements applicable to their workplaces. Employers can use these sample programs as guidance when developing their own customized programs that are tailored to their specific workplaces.

Lead-Safe Renovator Supervisors Approved for Moderate Risk Deleading

Certified Lead-Safe Renovation Supervisors are authorized to perform as supervisors on Moderate Risk Deleading Projects being carried out by Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors licensed by DOS.

Find a Lead Training Provider

Licensed Lead Training Providers provide training required by 454 CMR 22.00, including training required for Deleader-Workers, Deleader-Supervisors and Lead-Safe Renovator-Supervisors.

Training Provider Notification Forms

Asbestos and Lead Training Providers are required to submit advance and post notification of Asbestos or Lead training courses. Training Providers should use these forms to submit notification to DLS.

Lead Training Provider Application

Entities that provide training required for licensure or certification under 454 CMR 22.00 must be licensed pursuant to 454 CMR 22.07 prior to engaging in such work.