Any structure or painted surface constructed prior to 1978 is assumed to contain lead based paint. The guidelines developed for working with lead based paint must be followed when preparing surfaces constructed prior to 1978.

This lead paint program provides a strategy for safely addressing maintenance work on surfaces coated with lead based paint. The program is intended to protect Rutgers employees from exposure to lead and comply with applicable regulations.

Outside Contractors

PA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) Rule

EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) Rule requires that firms performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 be certified by EPA (or an EPA-authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.>/p>

REHS expects all contractors working in these areas to provide their full plans meeting the EPA's requirements on each and every project.

These lad paint specifications for Outside Contractors are designed to satisfy the minimum regulatory requirements necessary to safely prepare and re-paint structural surfaces and building components that contain lead based paint. They can be applied to the majority of renovation projects encountered at Rutgers. They are not designed to address lead abatement projects required as a result of a lead inspection / risk assessment. Lead abatement is generally limited to buildings that house children under the age of six and/or who are diagnosed with elevated blood levels.


  • Overall Program Management - Peter Skeels, or call 848-445-2550