Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-24.7
Occupational Health – Lead Protection

SECTION 23-24.7-2

§ 23-24.7-2. State funding.

(a) No state funding shall be used to finance any portion of a construction, renovation, or demolition project involving disturbance of lead based paint or lead based surface coating material unless and until the contract for the project specifies that:

(1) The contractor shall be responsible for compliance with, and training of all site supervisors and workers in, the applicable requirements established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor in the general industry standard for lead (29 CFR 1910.1025), the respiratory protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134), the construction industry standard (29 CFR 1926), the most current edition of OSHA publication 3126 "Working with Lead in the Construction Industry", NIOSH publication 91-116 "Request for Assistance in Preventing Lead Poisoning in Construction Workers" (August 1991), as well as other applicable policies, rules, and regulations promulgated by cognizant state agencies;

(2) The contractor shall comply with all environmental lead regulations promulgated by the department of health, department of environmental management, and other cognizant state or federal agencies with jurisdiction in these areas.

(3) The contractor shall pay for all medical monitoring of employees that is required by law.

(b) For the purpose of this chapter, state funds shall specifically include but not be limited to, direct state appropriations, restricted receipt accounts, federal grants administered by state agencies, proceeds of bonds issued by state agencies, categorical or block grants to municipalities, and money designated for state revenues sharing with municipalities.

(c) To the extent that authority has not been vested in the director of health pursuant to § 23-24.6-26, the director of health is authorized to adopt any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the director of health shall not adopt any rules or regulations until the procedures in chapter 35 of title 42, the Administrative Procedures Act, have been followed.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 217, § 1.)