The Lead and Environmental Hazards Association (LEHA) is a national, non-profit organization committed to advancing our nation’s efforts to eliminate lead paint poisoning and other public health and environmental hazards faced by both children and adults, especially in homes, schools and other buildings where hazards are most severe. We improve opportunities for advancing lead inspection, risk assessment, abatement and many other initiatives by conducting educational programs, research, policy evaluation, outreach to decisionmakers and business activities.
LEHA’s purpose is to:
- Provide forums for the exchange of state-of-the-art information on lead-based paint detection, hazard control and abatement methods through conferences, meetings and publications;
- Initiate activities for the training, accreditation and recognition of lead-based paint industry practitioners, including community and parent groups, local health and housing departments, government and many others;
- Promote legislative, regulatory, philanthropic, and private efforts to enhance professional lead-based paint detection, abatement and worker health and safety practices;
- Develop a multi-year, long-range plan to inform rational, comprehensive approaches to solving the complex lead-based paint problem and other healthy housing, public health and environmental issues.
Since its inception in 1991, LEHA has grown into an organization of hundreds of individuals, organizations and companies that represent a cross-section of the lead-based paint and healthy housing field, including contractors, consultants, testing companies, training organizations, laboratories, community groups, housing and health and environmental officials, facility managers, and lead hazard control program administrators.
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LEHA Position Paper
The Lead & Environmental Hazards Association (LEHA) is a national, non-profit organization committed to advancing our nation’s efforts to eliminate lead paint poisoning and other public health and environmental hazards faced by both children and adults, especially in homes, schools, and other buildings where hazards are most severe. These other healthy homes hazards include asbestos that may be in building materials used in residential housing around the same times that lead-based paint was common.
LEHA encourages entities, including federal, state, and local governments, that request proposals for the abatement of lead-based paint hazards or for the renovation, repair, painting of painted surfaces to ensure work is performed consistent with applicable federal, state and local regulations to protect residents, occupants, and workers. The requests should highlight the following specific federal regulations that apply to many residential buildings:
- Briefly describe the relevant requirements for asbestos including the federal Asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant (Asbestos NESHAP) as 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M as well as more stringent provisions that applicable state or local authorities have adopted;
- Briefly describe the relevant Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for lead and asbestos (29 CFR §§ 1926.62 and 1926.1101 respectively) as well as well as more stringent provisions that applicable state or local authorities have adopted; and
- Require proposals to confirm that the work will fully comply with the applicable Asbestos NESHAP requirements and OSHA requirements.