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Indiana law requires the use of Lead Safe Work Practices in a number of work situations in which lead-based paint is likely to be hazardous. Although the requirements do not apply to every situation, the ISDH strongly recommends that, unless testing has concluded there is no lead paint present, anyone working on a pre-1978 home or child occupied facility follow Lead Safe Work Practices to avoid dangerous lead hazards.
Nonabatement activities include all work with lead-based paint that is short of full abatement.
Along with covering other lead-based paint activities (e.g. inspection), the rule requires the use of lead-safe work practices whenever remodeling, renovation and maintenance activities on rental property built before 1960 is going to disturb a minimum area of lead paint, as defined by the rule.
The requirements do not apply if someone is working on their own home, unless it is a home that they are renting out, or the home is occupied by a child with a confirmed elevated blood lead level. The requirements do not apply to housing that has been determined to be free of lead paint through a qualified lead inspection. If a lead inspection has not been completed, the rule assumes that all paint in a pre-1978 house is leaded.
Additional information is available by calling the ISDH Lead and Healthy Homes Program at 317.233.1250 or the ISDH Family Helpline at 800.433.0746.
Detailed regulations are available at 410 IAC 32-5 Work Practices for Nonabatement Activities.