New Lead Paint Rules Start Thursday 

Starting Thursday, new rules go into effect regulating how contractors handle lead paint during renovations.Anyone who disturbs painted surfaces in houses or facilities built before 1978 must meet new lead-safe training requirements. Contractors must complete an 8-hour training course and firms now must be certified.The rules only apply to those who work for hire, not homeowners doing their own renovation work.You can find more information on the new lead rules and a schedule of training courses here: