Resources for Contractors

If you work on houses or child-occupied structures built before 1978, you have an important responsibility to use lead-safe work practices. And it's not only the safe thing to do, it's the law. Complying with the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule — the national standard for lead-safe work practices — will help you protect yourself, your clients, and your children from the danger of lead poisoning.

It is also important to comply with the RRP Rule to avoid other negative consequences, which can include hefty government fines, lost work days, and legal liability. Please see our Renovation, Repair, and Painting Training page for more information about the trainings we currently offer on this important topic, and links to more details about the RRP Rule.

This resources page is provided to help you access the laws, forms, fact sheets, and other information that will help you stay safe, follow the law, and do your part in the fight against lead poisoning.


Fact Sheets & Brochures

Applications and Forms

Training manuals
These are complete printing files for the Initial (8-hour) that include: cover, spine, modules, and appendices.

Appendix 1: EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Final Rule (40 CFR Part 745) (PDF) (79 pp, 847K)

Appendix 2: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Requirements (PDF) (9 pp, 76K) | en español (PDF) (11 pp, 70K)

Appendix 3: Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers and Schools (PDF) (11 pp, 1.1MB) | en español (PDF) (20 pp, 3.2MB)

Appendix 4: Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right (PDF) (34 pp, 2.1MB) | en español (PDF) (34 pp, 1.3MB)

Appendix 5: Steps to LEAD SAFE Renovation, Repair and Painting (PDF) (36 pp, 878K) | en español (PDF) (36 pp, 1.6MB)

Appendix 6: Hands-on Exercises (PDF) (30 pp, 82K) | en español (PDF) (33 pp, 158K)

Appendix 8: Regulatory Status of Waste Generated by Contractors and Residents from Lead-Based Paint Activities Conducted in Households (PDF) (5 pp, 15K) | en español (PDF) (6 pp, 33K)

Appendix 9: For More Information (PDF) (1 pp, 16K) | en español (PDF) (1 pp, 18K)

Summary of Updates/Corrections
November 6, 2009. Module 2, Page 2-3, in the student notes. The exterior exclusion for minor repair and maintenance activities was incorrectly stated as 20 square feet per side. Removed "per side," the exclusion for exteriors applies per project, not per side.