New York Weatherization Breathes Easy
A version of this article appears in the March/April 2006 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
March 02, 2006
In 2001,New York state geared up to adopt DOE’s Lead Safe Weatherization (LSW) protocols and come into compliance on all OSHA lead issues. At that time we learned that OSHA’s regulation 29 CFR 1926.62 required employers to perform air monitoring and to have employees wear respirators and protective clothing when disturbing lead paint or lead dust. The OSHA regulation clearly applied to the Weatherization program and to our private subcontractors.
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