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Campus Policy Number: 425-63

Lead Management Plan

Policy Owner: Environmental Health & Safety
Effective Date: 1/15/94

  1. REFERENCE
    1. Title 8, Section 5216
    2. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) document entitled, "Lead-Based Paint."

  2. POLICY
  3. It is the policy of the University of California, Riverside to maintain a safe environment for its students, employees, visitors and student residents living at the university quarters. Moreover it is dedicated to minimize the impact of its operations on the environment sounding its campus. A campus protocol has been developed to provide guidelines for the hazard assessment and safe removal of lead-based paint from the campus facilities.

  4. PROCEDURE
    1. As part of the oversight activities EH&S will implement, as required, the following strategies, Site Survey/Hazard Assessment, Setting priorities for abatement work Occupant protection, Abatement activities, Hazardous Waste, Abatement Monitoring, Worker Safety.
    2. When ever facility renovation project is under consideration EH&S, upon request, will conduct appropriate sampling and submit them to a certified laboratory for analysis on a recharge basis.
    3. If the analytical data indicate the presence of lead in the paint equal or greater than the action level, EH&S will help establish abatement priorities/strategies.
    4. If the building occupant reports the existence of peeling paint or paint debris on surfaces, EH&S will assist in conducting a site inspection, and if appropriate, will collect samples and send them to the laboratory for chemical analysis of lead on a recharge basis.
    5. Medical surveillance, which consist of biological monitoring of worker blood lead levels and medical examination will be implemented for all employees who are assigned to perform lead paint abatement work.

  5. RESPONSIBILITY
    1. The Office of Health and Safety will provide oversight as necessary to assure that lead abatement activities are conducted in a safe manner.