Renovate Lead-Safe Media Kit
Are you renovating a home built before 1978 and plan to film, document and/or share your project with others? If so, join EPA in raising awareness about lead-safe renovations in pre-1978 homes.
Any renovation, repair, or painting (RRP) project in a pre-1978 home can easily create dangerous lead dust, which can harm children and adults. Home renovation projects that don’t follow lead-safe work practices (techniques to prevent lead exposure resulting from RRP activities) can put people at risk, especially when portrayed and shared on social media, television or elsewhere. That’s why EPA has developed the Renovate Lead-Safe Media Kit to educate your followers, viewers and others about the availability of lead-safe certified contractors and the importance of following do-it-yourself (DIY) lead-safe work practices.
Download the Renovate Lead-Safe Media Kit (pdf)
Who Should Use the Media Kit?
The Renovate Lead-Safe Media Kit is written for those who perform and share RRP projects on pre-1978 homes to promote the availability of lead-safe certified contractors and DIY lead-safe work practices. Using the Media Kit, it is easy to develop tailored content to keep followers, viewers and others safe from potential lead exposure during and after RRP projects.
What's in the Media Kit?
The Media Kit features communications resources to educate followers, viewers and others about the risks of lead exposure, how to find and hire lead-safe certified contractors and using DIY lead-safe work practices during renovation projects on pre-1978 homes.
The Media Kit includes:
- Introductory Text for Your Followers: A brief overview of the health risks of lead exposure and ways to stay lead-safe while renovating that can be shared with any audience.
- Renovate Lead-Safe Fact Sheet: An infographic summarizing the risks of lead exposure during RRP projects on pre-1978 homes and steps for DIY lead-safe work practices. Download the Renovate Lead-Safe Fact Sheet (pdf)
- Sample Public Service Announcements: Scripted 15-, 30- and 60-second announcements about hiring lead-safe certified contractors and using DIY lead-safe work practices.
- FAQs for DIYers: Answers to common questions about lead-safe work practices for those who choose to perform renovations themselves.
- Video Creation Ideas: Suggested ways to educate others and promote the availability of lead-safe certified contractors and DIY lead-safe work practices.
- Sample Social Media Posts: Shareable social media posts promoting the RRP rule, hiring a lead-safe certified contractor, and DIY lead-safe work practices.
- Lead-Safe Shopping List: A list of equipment DIYers can use to stay safe while performing renovation work on pre-1978 homes. Download the Lead-Safe Shopping List (png) and include it in your posts, on your webpage and more.
Learn More About Lead-Safe Work Practices
Educate others on how to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities from dangerous lead dust by following lead-safe work practices during RRP projects in pre-1978 homes. The Renovate Lead-Safe Media Kit provides basic information about lead-safe work practices, but for more detailed information, visit:
Note: EPA’s RRP rule requires anyone paid to perform work that disturbs paint in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities to be lead-safe certified and follow lead-safe work practices. Generally, the RRP rule does not apply to homeowners doing DIY RRP projects in their own homes. However, it does apply if you rent all or part of your home, operate a child care center in your home or if you buy, renovate and sell homes for profit (i.e., a house flipper).