Lead Resource Guide for Child Care Providers


Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) and Vermont Lead Law
Fact sheet that summarizes EMP requirements for landlords and rental property managers of rental properties built before 1978.

Lead Disclosure Rule
If you provide childcare in a rental property, the landlord must disclose known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards. Leases must include a Disclosure of Information form about lead-based paint.

Lead Poisoned Children Rules
Regulations outline steps to be taken to confirm a diagnosis of lead poisoning, inspect the sources of the poisoning, and the actions to be taken towards abatement or other controls in housing that is rented or leased.

Poster: Notification of Deteriorated Paint (pdf)
You may also call 1-800-439-8550 to receive copies of this poster.

Essential Maintenance Practices (EMPs)

Essential Maintenance Practices are relatively inexpensive initial steps property owners need to take to reduce the chances that lead hazards will develop, avoid the inadvertent creation of hazards, and provide an early warning system to alert owners to deteriorating paint.

EMP Compliance StatementEMP Compliance Statement Service

Vermont law requires that owners of residential rental property and child care facilities built before 1978 complete a Compliance Statement after doing essential maintenance practices.

The Vermont Department of Health has developed a free online service that will make it easier to comply with essential maintenance practices mandated by the Vermont Lead Law.

If property owners and managers have questions about this new system, or a renter believes a compliance statement should be filed for a particular property, email EmpCompliance@state.vt.us, or call (802) 865-7786.

EMP Resources and Information

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Safety and Renovation

Lead Paint and Renovation Safety - Advice on renovating old houses and removing lead paint.

Selecting a Contractor - What to consider when hiring a contractor, and listings of licensed contractors.

Financial Assistance Programs - Financial assistance resources to help with fixing lead problems.

Facts and Educational Materials

Sources of Lead
Facts about lead exposure through paint, soil, air, water, food and food containers and through job activities.

Parent Education Materials
Information about childhood nutrition and sources of lead in the home.

Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home (or PDF)
Environmental Protection Agency guide to locating and ridding lead hazards from your home.

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