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Cleanup, Disposal & Clearance. Chapter 8 Lead Abatement for Workers Course. 1. Learning Objectives. In this Chapter you will learn The importance of good cleanup What cleanup materials to use How to do daily cleanup How to do final cleanup What the clearance levels are

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Cleanup disposal clearance

Cleanup, Disposal & Clearance

Chapter 8

Lead Abatement

for Workers Course


Learning objectives

Learning Objectives

  • In this Chapter you will learn

    • The importance of good cleanup

    • What cleanup materials to use

    • How to do daily cleanup

    • How to do final cleanup

    • What the clearance levels are

    • How to handle waste

    • How to dispose of hazardous waste


When should cleanup happen

When should cleanup happen?

  • Before

  • During

  • After abatement/interim controls


Lead dust is difficult to remove because

Lead dust is difficult to remove because:

  • It is fine

  • It may not be visible

  • It sticks to surfaces

  • It has to be rubbed off

  • It collects and packs into cracks


Demonstration how much lead dust does it take to poison a child

Demonstration: How much “lead dust” does it take to poison a child?

Cleanup materials

Protective suit and respirator

Work gloves and eye protection

Hand-pumped water sprayer

Labeled heavy-duty plastic bags(6 mil poly)

HEPA vacuum cleaner


Sponges, rags, mops

Special containers for hazardous waste(if needed)

Cleanup Materials


Daily cleanup

Daily Cleanup

  • Leave enough time at the end of the day for daily cleanup

  • Helps keep lead dust levels down

  • Required by OSHA

  • Makes final cleanup easier


Cleanup steps

Cleanup Steps

  • Wrap up and label large debris


Cleanup steps1

Cleanup Steps

  • Wet mop the floor;bag and label small debris

  • HEPA vacuum all surfaces


Cleanup steps2

Cleanup Steps

  • Check poly and repair any tears or rips


Final cleanup

Final Cleanup

  • Three stages

    • Special cleaning

      • HEPA vacuum all surfaces/ Wet Wash/HEPA

    • Painting and resealing

    • HEPA/Wet Wash/HEPA (again)


Final cleanup1

Final Cleanup

  • Phase 1 of final cleanup

    • Wait at least one hour before beginningstage one of final cleanup;By then all airborne dust should have settled.


Final cleanup2

Final Cleanup

  • Visual Inspection

    • A certified lead-based paint inspector or risk assessor will

      • Check the surfaces that were abated

      • Look for dust


Final cleanup3

Final Cleanup

  • Stage 2: Painting and sealing

    • All abated surfaces should be primed or sealed


Final cleanup4

Final Cleanup

  • Stage 3: Repeat special cleaning

    • Wait at least 12-24 hours after painting/sealing before beginning stage 3

    • Repeat

      • HEPA vac

      • Wet wash

      • HEPA vac cleaning on all surfaces


Final clearance

Final Clearance


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Waste disposal

Waste Disposal


Waste disposal1

Waste Disposal

  • In many States, residential lead abatement or renovation debris is not hazardous waste

    • Careful handling of all LBP wasteis important!

  • In some States, the waste must betested to see if it’s hazardous usingthe TCLP (Toxicity CharacteristicLeachate Procedure)

Hazardous Waste


Hazardous waste disposal

Separate the waste

Store it in special containers in a secure area.

Use a licensed transporter

Take it to a licensed disposal site

Use a hazardous waste manifest

Hazardous Waste Disposal


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