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Risk Assessment and Lead Inspection

All lead hazard control grant programs awarded by the OHHLHC require a combination Risk Assessment and Lead Inspection. So what's the difference? The table below shows the differences between the two types of investigations and why we require both to be done.

What's the Difference between
a Risk Assessment and a Lead Inspection?

Analysis, Content or Use

Risk Assessment

LBP Inspection

Combination

Paint

Deteriorated paint only

Surface-by-surface

Surface-by-surface includes deteriorated paint

Dust

Yes

Optional

Yes

Bare Soil

Yes, when locality indicates the possibility of soil lead hazards

Optional

Yes, when locally indicated

Water

Optional

Optional

Optional

Air

No

No

No

Maintenance Status

Optional

No

Optional

Management Policies and Procedures

Optional

No

Optional

Review of Previous Paint Testing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Typical Uses

1. Interim controls 2. Building nearing the end of expected life
3. Sale of property or turnover
4. Documentation of absence of lead hazards for insurance or state requirements

1. Abatement
2. Renovation work
3. Weatherization
4. Sale of property or turnover
5. Remodeling or repainting

1. Addresses presence of LBP and hazards in a comprehensive manner
2. Generates data for decision-making where both interim controls and abatement strategies may be used in building
3. May be more cost-effective than separate investigations

Final Report Generated

Lead Hazard Control Plan including options for Interim Controls OR certification of LBP compliance

Whether LBP is present and if so, where (lead concentrations for each surface tested)

Presence and locations of LBP, recommendations for hazard control options