Wisconsin PDC to Address Lead-Safe Renovation Rule

The deadline for lead-safe renovator certification and company certification is April 22. The March 31 conference by AIHA's Wisconsin Section will discuss the rule, which the state Department of Health Services has explainedd to contractors and others through a series of meetings.

AIHA's Wisconsin Section will host a PDC on March 31 at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater that informs attendees about the state's Lead-Safe Renovation Rule, as well as the May 31 date for implementing engineering controls to meet OSHA's hexavalent chromium standard. The state rule requires lead-safe renovator certification and company certification starting April 22.

Significantly, Wisconsin defines paint as lead-based if it is 0.7 mg/cm2 lead in dried film of paint or 0.06 percent lead by weight (600 ppm), which is lower than EPA's definition of 1.0 mg/cm2 lead or 0.5 percent lead by weight (5,000 ppm). The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will recognize paint test kits that detect lead to Wisconsin standards, but currently there are no Wisconsin-recognized test kits available. Meetings explaining the rule to contractors, trades, painters, rental property owners, and the general public were held throughout the state in January, February, and March.

The section's conference will include a talk on principles of noise control and applications noise controls for specific equipment types; another session will address welding fume assessment and controls in light of the HexChrome standard's deadline.

The cost to attend the conference is $50 for members, $60 for others and must be paid before March 30. It will take place in Esker Hall, Room 108, at the corner of North Prairie and Lauderdale Drive. For directions, visit this site.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Safety Management Software - Free Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Software’s comprehensive suite of modules help organizations to record and manage incidents, inspections, hazards, behavior based safety observations, and much more. Improve safety with an easy to use tool for tracking, notifying and reporting on key safety data.

  • Create Flexible Safety Dashboards

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations allows you to easily create and view safety KPIs to help you make informed business decisions. Our best of breed default indicators can also save you valuable time and effort in monitoring safety metrics.

  • Schedule and Record Observations

    IndustrySafe's Observations module allows managers, supervisors, and employees to conduct observations on employees involved in safety critical behavior. IndustrySafe’s pre-built BBS checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Why Is Near Miss Reporting Important?

    A near miss is an accident that's waiting to happen. Learn how to investigate these close calls and prevent more serious incidents from occurring in the future.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to Safety Training

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common FAQs.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - April 2019

    April 2019


      Taking the Guesswork Out of De-Energizing Industrial Equipment 
      Four Simple and Effective Ways to Avoid Digital Eye Strain
      PPE the Automotive Industry Needs to Invest In
      Eliminate 10 Fire Hazards That May Be in Plain Sight
    View This Issue