As a contractor, you play a critical role in helping to prevent lead exposure. Ordinary renovation and maintenance activities can create toxic lead dust that can harm your customers, workers and even yourself. But by following the EPA’s lead- safe work practices, you can prevent lead hazards and protect families in our community.
On October 26, 2021, Pittsburgh City Council passed a Lead Safety Law to protect the public from the dangers of lead-based hazards. Beginning May 29, 2022, contractors applying for a new or renewal General Contractor license must provide their firm’s EPA Lead, Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) certification.
Beginning September 1, 2022, all RRP class registrations will be processed by Pittsburgh’s Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections (PLI). Please be advised that the program has undergone a few changes. Reach out to PLI for all applicable changes.
Women for a Healthy Environment and the Get the Lead Out, Pittsburgh campaign will continue to partner with PLI on promoting current and future RRP classes.