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Get the Lead Out
NEW REGULATIONS AFFECT RENOVATION PROJECTS/ DESIGNERS RENOVATING OLDER buildings should take a close look at the new Renovation,
Repair, and Painting ﬁnal rule from the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA ﬁrst issued its guidance concerning renovations and lead paint hazards in April 2008, and the ﬁnal ruling went into effect on April 22, 2010. The new regulation concerns pre-1978 buildings, speciﬁcally residential buildings, childcare facilities and ones that can reasonably be expected to have children under the age of six visit on a consistent basis. Other signiﬁcant elements of the regulation include a requirement that all contractors remodeling, repairing or painting in applicable buildings must be certiﬁed through an EPA-approved course or receive on-the-job training in lead hazard precautions from a certiﬁed individual. Interior designers are not required to be certiﬁed under the regulation unless they are also acting as a general contractor. However, if a project requires a certiﬁed contractor, the interior designer may be liable if they recommend an unqualiﬁed contractor. For that reason, ASID recommends that all interior designers familiarize themselves with what facilities fall under this new rule. Facilities that may require a lead paint certiﬁed contractor are • housing built prior to 1978 • childcare facilities • any building that is expected to have children younger than age six regularly visiting or spending prolonged periods of time. Although you may not currently work on projects in any of these environments, all interior designers should educate themselves about the new regulation. The EPA publishes a guide to this new regulation which will answer many questions and also provides information that you can give to clients. Regardless of what the EPA requires, interior designers may also want to consider taking a certiﬁcation course in order to improve their knowledge on the subject and add value for their clients. Taking potential lead paint hazards into consideration is a clear example of how every decision made by an interior designer has an impact on the health, safety and welfare of their clients and the building occupants.
For more information, visit www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm.
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JOIN THE DIALOGUE ON HOW TO HANDLE TRICKY ETHICAL SITUATIONS/ ACCUSATIONS OF STOLEN clients! Broken contracts! Professional courtesy! What should you do if cli-
ents you worked with from a previous employer approach you about working on another project? Read all about this hypothetical scenario on Connex and you to be the judge! Share your thoughts about this ethical gray area with fellow members on www.asidconnex.org.
At a hearing held in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, before the disciplinary committee of the board, it was unanimously determined that Nancy Peacock, ASID, did not violate the ASID Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. As a result, this shall serve as Nancy Peacock’s exoneration. At a hearing held in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, before the disciplinary committee of the board, it was unanimously determined that Sandra Tengan, ASID, did not violate the ASID Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. As a result, this shall serve as Sandra Tengan’s exoneration. i
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ASID Icon - May/June 2010
2010 ASID Awards
2010 Class of ASID Fellows
ASID Chapter Community Service Award
Industry Partner Merit Award
ASID Partner Awards
Resource Guide & Advertisers
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