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September 3 - September 9, 2012

What is the owner’s obligation to inform a contractor about lead or other hazardous material in a coating to be removed or disturbed?


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Owners should proactively test the coating and disclose the results. 27%
Owners should disclose the possibility of the hazard, but needn’t do more. 27%
Owners should respond to questions, but the primary duty is the contractor’s. 47%


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Tagged categories: hazardous materials; Lead

Comment from William Talbott, (9/7/2012, 7:59 AM)

The responsibility of lead paint should be treated the same as asbestos, the Owner is responsible, especially if it is a bid situation.


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