More stories about Lead-Safe Practices

  • Product Watch: Heavy-Duty Poles

  • Buyer's Guide to HEPA Vacuums for RRP Work

    With the enactment last spring of the EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule, contractors are facing a number of new requirements, one of which is to use a HEPA vacuum for cleanup whenever lead-based paint is disturbed. The rule also says that HEPA vacs need to be used with tools that...

  • Product Watch: Dustless Technologies Retrofit Dust Shroud

  • Tools Up Close: Kett Dust-Collecting Saw

    Even though the Kett KSV-432 Vacuum Saw has been around for 20-plus years, few tradespeople have seen one. That's bound to change as homeowners become increasingly aware of the health hazards of construction dust & and as the EPA begins to enforce the RRP lead-safe work rules enacted last year. I...

  • Cutting Edge: Confusion Surrounds Lead Rule

    By now, everyone involved in residential remodeling should know about the EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule. As of midsummer there were still plenty of questions and confusion regarding the requirements for tools and equipment. In particular the government was still in the process...

  • Summer 2010 Hot Finds

    Prefilter Hepa Vacuum / Two-Stage Hepa Vacuum

  • List of Lead RRP Rule Vacuums

    With all of the confusion surrounding the new requirements for remodeling work in houses built before 1978, one of the biggest sources of confusion we hear about is the HEPA vac requirement.

  • Hot Finds: Dustless Technologies HEPA Wet/Dry Vacuum

    Dustless Technologies offers a wet/dry vac with a dedicated HEPA filter (model 16006) to meet the requirements of the new EPA lead rule, says the manufacturer.

  • ZipWall ZP4 Dust-Containment Kit

    Create a temporary dust-containment wall or 'room' with plastic sheeting using the ZipWall system.

  • Dustless Technologies 16006 HEPA Vacuum

    Dustless Technologies' model 16006 HEPA vac meets requirements for the new RRP lead rule, says the manufacturer, and it's affordably priced.