Lead Assessment and Control
Pinchin Environmental has the capabilities and experience to assist clients with the control of lead hazards during construction and renovation. Lead control and clean up may also be required in older industrial properties where lead dust remains from past operations.
Environmental and occupational health and safety regulations make owners, architects, engineers and construction supervisors responsible to identify and control the potential hazards from lead on a project. Pinchin Environmental can ensure these responsibilities are met.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour introduced Guidelines for the Control of Lead on Construction Projects in September of 2004. Pinchin can assist our clients with the implementation of procedures to comply with the new Guidelines.
- Abrasive blasting removal of paint from building interiors.
- Decontamination of lead dust and fume at military and police firing ranges.
- Abrasive blasting of highway bridges and other exterior structures.
- Removal of wall paint from older buildings.
- Cleanup of plants with historic lead dust contamination.
- Surveys for lead paint by on-site measurement with X-Ray Fluorescence analyzers.
- Assessment of lead contamination in buildings.
- Design of remediation projects. Selection of abatement methods, preparation of specifications, tender documents, etc.
- Inspection and air monitoring during lead abatement work and clearance sampling, to show adequate cleanup.
- Worker and supervisor training for lead abatement. The Pinchin 3-day course, Lead Paint and Dust - Hazards and Abatement, has been taught across Canada since 1994.
- Laboratory analysis for lead in paint, soils, air samples, and wipe materials. On-site analysis is available for distant projects or for rapid turnaround of results.
Lead Paint Identification and Control
Lead, often present in older residential or commercial paints and rust-resistant paints on bridges, structural steel, etc., can present a health problem during or after renovation. The presence of lead and silica in mortar has also been shown to pose a hazard to masons in removing the mortar in preparation in painting.
Pinchin surveys for lead in paint using X-ray fluorescent analysers, giving on-site results.
Pinchin also provides training in lead paint hazard and control, available either as 3-hour awareness sessions, or comprehensive 3-day abatement training sessions. Pinchin also prepares specifications and health and safety plans for lead abatement projects and determines handling and disposal requirements.
Contacting Pinchin Environmental
For further information concerning our lead services, contact our Hazardous Materials Group by phone or email via the "Contact Us" button to the left.
For further information concerning our lead analysis laboratory, contact us by phone or email via our Laboratory Contact page.