Regulation and Risks
Whether you are buying residential, commercial, office or industrial buildings, planning a demolition, renovation or expansion, or complying with regulatory requirements, The Sigma Group is equipped with the personnel, experience, and resources to complete lead-based paint inspections and risk management assessments.
How Sigma Can Help
- Air monitoring / indoor air quality
- Health Assessments
- Risk Management Plans
- Target Housing and Child-Occupied Facilities
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements
Lead Facility Inspections
- Periodic condition surveillance
- Pre-purchase due diligence
- Pre-renovation and pre-demolition inspections
Lead Project Management
- Abatement budgets
- Abatement observation and monitoring
- Abatement plans and specifications
- Contract administration
Sigma uses our own X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer (XRF) with trained and certified technicians to detect minute levels of lead or other metals in painted surfaces, in real time. We also submit paint chip samples at a Wisconsin Certified Laboratory, for analysis as appropriate.
Paints including safety and bright colors, and older vintage paints may contain lead and other toxic metals. Crumbling paint is a health hazard for small children.
Lead Health Risks – The EPA and agencies such as HUD regulate lead because inhalation and ingestion is hazardous to humans, particularly developing children. OSHA regulates lead due to worker exposure during deconstruction of older buildings where cutting and sawing can result in airborne lead dust.
Other Asbestos Management Needs
Combine lead inspection services with Asbestos Inspection, Indoor Air Quality, Pre-Demolition Hazardous Material Inspection, or Pre-Purchase Diligence to satisfy your project requirements.
Are you aware of the latest regulations in your state? If not, or if you have other questions, just call Sigma for assistance.