Industrial Hygiene

Lead Paint Inspections & Risk Assessment

If the building you live or work in was built prior to 1980, lead-based paints may be present. To identify the presence of lead-based paints, buildings need to be evaluated by a lead inspector and/or lead risk assessor. The presence of lead-based paints may not be a problem if the paint is kept in good condition, however, if it begins to delaminate or is disturbed by sanding, renovation or demolition activities it may become a hazard. Exposure to delaminated or disturbed lead based paints can lead to elevated blood-lead levels. Only a trained inspector can properly identify the presence of lead-based paints and only a lead risk assessor can evaluate the potential risk to human health. TPT maintains personnel certified in lead paint inspection and lead-based paint risk assessment.