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Wisconsin Law Requires Contractors to Have Lead Safe Renovation Training

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Renovation contractors working on housing and child occupied facilities that were built before 1978 must have lead safe renovation training, with a few exceptions. The training requirement applies to workers doing remodeling work in these buildings, including things such as … Continue reading

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Proposed Changes to DHS 163 Lead Regulation

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will be proposing changes to their lead public health regulation DHS 163. The draft rule change should be published in 2019, and will be available for public comment before the final rule change … Continue reading

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Libby Montana Vermiculite Asbestos Update

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The U.S. EPA announced in November 2018 that asbestos cleanup had been completed on residential and commercial properties in Libby, Montana. The asbestos contamination of the village and the mining site nearby occurred from around 1910 to 1990 when vermiculite … Continue reading

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Asbestos Safety Requirements on Construction Sites

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Renovation and demolition contractors are required to follow the U.S. EPA, OSHA, Wisconsin DNR, and Wisconsin DHS laws for asbestos safety and abatement. These laws apply when removing or disturbing any material that has or may have asbestos in it. … Continue reading

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Asbestos is Still Legal in America

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It’s still legal to buy and sell asbestos in the United States. In the past it has been banned in only a few products, including: Some paper products Pre-formed and wet applied pipe and block insulations Some spray applied materials … Continue reading

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