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County of Marin: Health and Human Services - Lead Safe Practices
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          Lead-Safe Work Practices Quiz          

Successfully completing this quiz will allow you to print a certificate required for building permit in Marin County.  Please make
sure the name entered is the name of the person applying for the permit.
                         
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Please check all answers that apply:

1. Where is lead-based paint found?
Interior surfaces of houses built before 1978
Exterior surfaces of houses built before 1978
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2. Which paint-removal methods should you not use to remove old paint?
Dry Sanding or scraping
Water blasting without containment
Torch burning
Using a heat gun above 1100 degrees F
Using chemical strippers such as methylene chloride without adequate ventilation
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3. What protective measures should be followed when removing old paint?
Children and pregnant women should not be allowed near the work area
Remove or cover furnishings and wall hangings with 6 mil polyethylene sheeting. Make sure the furnace is shut off and cover the heat registers with 6 mil sheeting
Cover all other areas that will be exposed to lead dust with 6 mil polyethylene plastic sheeting, and use tape to keep the plastic in place
Use protective equipment such as a P100 (HEPA) respirator and clothes such as coveralls, shoe covers, hats, safety glasses, and gloves
Keep the work surface wet at all times using a clean mister or garden sprayer
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4. What do I do with the paint chips created by scraping?
Put them in a plastic bag and take them to a Marin County Waste Management Division Facility for disposal
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5. What measures should be taken by a person before leaving the site to avoid taking dust home?
Vacuum your workclothes off with a HEPA filtered vacuum
Take off shoes or booties before leaving the drop cloth to avoid tracking debris and dust off the drop cloth
Change clothes before leaving work area
Shower, wash hands and face thoroughly
Wash work clothes separately
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6. When cleaning the work area, which of the following measures should be followed?
With wet cloths pick up all debris and place in a garbage bag
Use HEPA vacuum to clean up work area and plastic sheeting
Wipe down work area using wet methods
Wipe down all tools and equipment
Roll plastic sheeting inward and place in garbage bags along with other debris
Clean area under drop cloths using a HEPA vacuum
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7. What are the penalties for failing to use lead-safe work practices?
Up to $1,000 per day, per violation and up to $5,000 upon 2nd notice
Reasonable costs related to actual compliance and enforcement activities
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8. EPA regulations require contractors to provide the pamphlet Renovate Right to
Owner(s)
Occupants
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9. What is the best way to tell if your child has elevated blood lead levels? 
Look to see if your child has lead poisoning symptoms
Wait and do nothing until your child develops lead poisoning symptoms
Ask your child's doctors to do a blood lead test because this is the only way you can tell if your child is lead poisoned

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