Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lead may be lurking where you don't expect it

In Columbia Borough, officials considered a similar ordinance before deciding not to proceed, said borough code enforcement officer Jeff Helm.
"There was a fear that putting the legislation in place would be too 1984-ish," said Helm. Nonetheless, he said, the borough is aggressive when officials become aware of a problem. "We'll write it up as a violation, and (the property owner) has to have a lead abatement contractor take care of the work," said Helm.


  1. i was a contractor in MD for many years. in that state we had a W2 cert for each employee just to be able to work on jobs that test positive for lead. blood tests regular to insure worker safety. monkey suits and what not. all thru the state not by a boro...

  2. Wow, that's interesting information. Thanks.