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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) has amended its Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Regulation. Notably, the new regulation amends the definition of “Accessible, Mouthable Surfaces” and creates a new type of lead hazard, both of which impact the number and type of surfaces which must be de-leaded. Details of these and other policy changes are found below.
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Window sills that are 5 feet or less from a floor, stair tread, or ground, and hand rails and railing caps must be deleaded. Surfaces like baseboards, door and window casings, and outside corners of walls that are in good condition no longer require deleading.
Doors (edges), door jambs, and stair treads are lead hazards and must be deleaded at all points of potential friction where the components meet. Stair treads are abated in their entirety from the balusters to the wall – or they can be covered.
Can now be used for Exterior Accessible, Mouthable Surfaces if:
Floors where loose lead paint was made intact for compliance must be repainted and pass a dust wipe sample (alternatively, these surfaces can be covered).
All doors and woodwork where chemical stripping, including off-site dipping, was utilized, will now be subject to re-inspection to ensure that the components are repainted prior to occupancy.