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EPA Lead-Safe Certification

EPA Lead-Safe Certification logo

The EPA mandates that all renovation and repair contractors working in pre-1978 homes, schools, and day care centers who disrupt more than six square feet of lead paint are required to become EPA Lead-Safe Certified in lead-safe work practices.

Contractors are required to take a one-day training course and firms must send a short application to the EPA. Those who work on places where children spend time, from large and small contractors to building services professionals are legally obligated to become EPA Lead-Safe Certified.

Learn more: EPA Lead-Safe Certification websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with EPA Lead-Safe Certification's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Member of

Unknown

Type

Government

Also manages

ENERGY STAR: USA, and EPA SmartWay


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2008

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Unknown


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012