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Deleading overview

How to find a licensed deleading contractor

A licensed deleading contractor is authorized to carry out deleading projects and renovation work. When deleading work is in progress, a deleading contractor must have a licensed deleader-supervisor on site at all times. Similarly, when renovation work is in progress, the deleading contractor must have a lead-safe renovator-supervisor on site at all times.

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Deleading online notification form

Use this online form for notification of a deleading project. You can report your notification of deleading work using our online form.

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Deleading contractor application

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Mail-in License renewal option for Deleading Licenses

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 renewed by mail in, no initial licenses can be processed in this manner they must be walk-ins. 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, and dated). Specify if the license is to be mailed to the home or company and provide an 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).
  • Money Order, Certified Check, or Proof of Online Payment for the correct amount. Please provide separate checks for Lead 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 include respirator approval and be 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. If you have any questions, please contact our Licensing Office at (617) 626-6960.

List of acceptable forms of identification

  • United States driver’s license issued by any state or territory
  • United States military identification card
  • United States state identification card
  • United States Coast Guard or Merchant Mariner card
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services documentation (visa, permanent resident, or “green” card)
  • United States passport
  • Native American tribal identification document

Deleader supervisor application

A deleading contractor shall ensure that a licensed Deleading-Supervisor is on site and in control of the work on every class 1 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 perform  supervisory functions on moderate-risk deleading projects shall have received training and hold a current training certificate issued by a licensed training provider which includes the designation, "Lead-Safe Renovator-Supervisor-moderate risk deleading option."

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Deleader worker application

All persons who perform as workers on class 1 deleading projects must 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.

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Model written medical monitoring and worker protection program

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 medical monitoring and worker protection program

Model written respirator program

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

Employers can use the sample program above as guidance when developing their own customized programs that are tailored to their specific workplaces.

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