Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH): Notice of MACOSH Charter Renewal

[Federal Register Volume 83, (Friday, December 14, 2018 )] [Notice] [Pages 64371] Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH): Notice of MACOSH Charter Renewal
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Lead Paint Abatement and Removal Costs Millions. Lead Paint Treatment is the Solution.

When was the last time you thought about lead paint? Chances are good that you think of it the same way you do asbestos; the product of another time, when we didn’t know any better. It isn’t a problem for us today the way it was way back in… 1978?

For a lot of us, the ban on lead paint seems like a relic, but it isn’t all that far back in real time. Not only that, but a lot of tend to forget just how widespread the use of lead paint was before the ban. This problem lingers all over the country in older houses, apartment complexes, and in all kinds of buildings. The problem is that it’s easy to say lead paint is bad, and that it should be removed, but many don’t take time to count the cost which can cost a lot of money.

How Much Can It Cost?

Millions.

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According to The Telegraph in Nashua, that is the size of the bill the government is dealing with in combating the lingering threat of lead paint. It’s taken $3.4 million from a clean-up grant given in 2014 to take care of 204 housing units. The job is far from done, too, which is why an additional $2.9 million was given to them in 2018.

Why does it cost so much? Well, because you can’t just scrape, blast, and power sand off lead paint the way you could normal paint. That just fills the air with lead dust, allowing it to potentially cause irreparable damage. It also spreads out the impact of the lead, meaning that without proper precaution it could affect not just the workers and residents of the home but the neighbors & community as well.

According to the EPA, professional lead-based paint removal for the following three options costs about $8 to $15 per square foot or about $9,600 to $30,000 for a 1,200- to 2,000-sq. ft. house. ECOBOND® Paint LLC is the Premier Provider of Environmental Products focused on protecting human health from the dangers of lead. Our ECOBOND® Lead Defender® is different than Encapsulants and is a Lead-Based Paint Treatment. Using the example above, our lead paint treatment solution comes in at .25/sq. ft or about $300-$500 for the same 1,200- to 2,000-sq. ft. house!

Cleaning up lead paint requires professional workers, and proper precautions. It’s a hazardous substance that must be controlled while it’s being removed, and that takes time, equipment, hard work, and a surprisingly large amount of money. But if the problem isn’t solved, then it’s just being kicked down the road until clean-up is no longer a choice.

The removal of lead paint is easier said than done. In other words, safely removing old layers of hazardous paint requires workers who have:

There are many contractors who are certified in the removal of toxic materials, yet their services are usually more expensive due to the extra measures they go through in training, fees that they must pay to the EPA, and the strict regulations that they must continually adhere to. This fact, coupled with the reality that the residents of old homes with lead paint are often low-income families, results in the perpetual neglect of necessary renovations.

Authorities Step in to Help

In some cases, like in the city of Nashua, New Hampshire, community development committees have stepped in to assist low-income families in the safe removal of lead paint. But it doesn’t come without a hefty price; Nashua’s community development director has received over 6 million dollars in grants to complete the extensive project! 

These efforts include the renovation of pre-1978 apartment buildings and childcare facilities where lead paint is affecting the health and wellbeing of children and families. City officials are biting the bullet to financially assist low-income residents, knowing that it will improve the quality of life of thousands of people.

A Safer World

Every day we get a few steps closer to the removal of toxic paint all across the nation. And even though it’s a slow, grueling, and costly endeavor, it is a necessary goal that must be reached on behalf of our future generations.

Enjoy Peace of Mind from the Dangers of Lead Paint When You Use Our Proven & Patented ECOBOND® Family of Environmental Paints! Now includes Bitrex® a bitter-tasting additive to discourage oral contact!

Buy Now!

EcoBond Group

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HUD and VA Announce Additional Support to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

WASHINGTON – In a continuing effort to help end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announce a second round of funding to help provide permanent homes to veterans and their families experiencing homelessness in six states and the District of Columbia.
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ECOBOND® Paint Announces the Launch of the National Military Housing Lead Poisoning Protection Initiative in Response to a Defense Funding Bill Amendment to Examine Nationwide Lead Poisoning in Military Housing.

Military Housing Lead Poisoning Prevention

In our recent Press Release, it was reported that in a recent article in Reuters, it was reported that “Privatizing U.S. military housing was supposed to protect service members’ families. Unfortunately, instead, some of their children are being poisoned by lead. A Reuters investigation unearths dangers in base homes, lapses in military oversight. After his son was poisoned, a decorated colonel pushed the Army to ensure other children were not harmed in military housing.”

The article continued to say that after Army Colonel J. Cale Brown’s son was diagnosed with lead poisoning, contractors ordered their home they rented to be tested for lead. The results: “At least 113 spots in the home had lead paint, including several peeling or crumbling patches, requiring $26,150 in lead abatement. “

Business Insider reported on August 24, 2018 that “Eight US senators are pushing for a federal review of the military’s plans to protect children from exposure to lead, citing a Reuters report on lead poisoning in military housing. In an amendment filed this week to a defense funding bill, the senators, including senior members of the Senate Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs committees, are asking the Government Accountability Office to examine the military’s handling of lead poisoning risks nationwide. Most military family housing has been privatized and is operated by corporations in partnership with the branches of the armed services.”

Solution:

ECOBOND® Paint LLC is leading an initiative to increase awareness of this issue and help protect military families and children negatively impacted by the dangers of lead paint. Outreach efforts have been initiated with the leading private military housing management companies to offer banding together to solve the pressing problem of lead paint poisoning in military housing. These Protection Partners will be taking an active role in eradicating the danger of potential lead poisoning threats in military housing.

James M. Barthel, creator of ECOBOND® Lead Defender® commented, “We are highly concerned about this nationwide problem of lead paint in military housing. We are pleased to be at the forefront of the battle against lead poisoning with caring Protection Partners that are the leaders in real estate and property management for military housing. Our Lead Defender formula includes Bitrex®, a bitter-tasting additive to discourage oral contact which creates an added safety barrier to further protect children from lead poisoning by reducing the amount of paint chips or dust a child may ingest.” Barthel continued.

ECOBOND® is the premier provider of environmental products focused on protecting human health from the dangers of lead. The patented Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® formula is different than encapsulants and abatement because it is a lead-based paint treatment providing an easy and affordable solution to this devastating national health crisis. As reported in the Reuters story, abatement can be extremely expensive. According to the EPA, professional lead-based paint removal for the following three options costs about $8 to $15 per square foot or about $9,600 to $30,000 for a 1,200- to 2,000-sq. ft. house. ECOBOND® Lead Defender® comes in at .25/sq. ft or about $300-$500 for the same 1,200- to 2,000-sq. ft. house.

Barthel continued, “We want our U.S. Military, which exists to serve the American people, and to defend the Nation, to enjoy peace of mind from their family being negatively impacted by the dangers of lead paint in their military housing. This will be accomplished with our patented lead paint treatment, ECOBOND® Lead Defender®.”

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Onsite Consultation Agreements

[Federal Register Volume 83, (Monday, November 5, 2018 )] [Notice] [Pages 55400-55401] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Onsite Consultation Agreements
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HUD Charges New Jersey Condo Association with Discriminating Against Resident with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today charged Hudson Harbour Condominium Association, Inc., in Newark, NJ, with discriminating against a resident with disabilities.
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HUD Charges Virginia and North Carolina Landlords with Discriminating Against Resident with Disability

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged Melinda S. Moore Housing, Inc., owner of a Christiansburg, Virginia-based low-income housing provider, Metropolitan Property Management, Inc. of Washington, NC, and three managers with discrimination on the basis of disability.
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HUD Charges Tennessee Landlord with Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today charged Chad David Ables, the owner of a mobile home park in Lexington, TN, with discrimination for allegedly pressuring two female tenants, a same-sex couple, to perform sexual favors for him instead of paying rent.
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Preparations for the 36th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)

[Federal Register Volume 83, (Tuesday, October 30, 2018 )] [Notice] [Pages 54616-54617] Preparations for the 36th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
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