The following list of resources and links include information created and maintained by both public and private organizations. The inclusion of these resources is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products/services offered by the websites. These resources are meant to help you keep current with new regulations, products, and news related to ongoing issues such as lead, mold, asbestos, construction materials, safety, etc.
ReFIT, Remodeling for Independence Together, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people struggling with illness, injury, disability or the aging process to live independent lives… at home. By providing essential modification services such as access ramps, bathroom modifications, widening doorways and installing grab bars, we help homeowners who want to stay in their homes but lack the resources to make necessary changes.
Oregon OSHA (Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
www.orosha.org 350 Winter St. N, Room 430 Salem, OR 97301-3882 (503) 378-3272 Phone 1-800-922-2689 Toll Free
Information on OSHA guidelines, publications, conferences, training, grants and more.
EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxins. Provides a variety of lead-related information, including publications related to provisions of Title X (1992 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act). It includes proposed and final rules, fact sheet, on the notification and disclosure regulations, certification and training programs, lead hazard guidance and standards.
This site provides information on regulations, outreach, training, standards, grant programs & recent news clips. Information about program activities, a reference library, and a collection of state lead poisoning prevention statutes are also available.
The Bureau administers the Portland Lead Hazard Control Program along with its community partners. They offer a comprehensive lead poisoning prevention program that includes education, outreach, blood lead testing, and the reduction of lead hazards in homes.
www.metro-region.org Recycling & Waste Prevention Metro 600 NE Grand Avenue Portland, OR 97232-2736 503-797-1700 Phone | TDD 503-797-1804 503-797-1797 Fax
Metro has created the Construction Industry Recycling Toolkit as a reference to help contractors, developers, architects and property owners in the Portland metropolitan region save money and conserve natural resources by reusing and recycling construction and demolition debris. They also run the recycled paint program. Metro has been collecting surplus latex paint from households and businesses and processing it into high-quality recycled paint since 1992. You can save money and help the environment by putting the paint back to work in your community or on the job site.
www.leadline.org 1-800-368-5060 (Statewide) 503-988-4000 Washington Clackamas and Multnomah counties) Lisa Morely Lead Posisoning Prevention Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead telephone information service on lead poisoning provides a free Multnomah County Health Department. This valuable service provides free information in several languages about lead hazards, lead poisoning prevention, testing and programs/resources available to reduce lead poisoning.
Oregon Public Health Services
www.ohd.hr.state.or.us/eoe/lead Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Oregon Department of Human Services 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 705 Portland, OR 9723-2162 503-731-4025 Phone 503-731-4798 Fax
Lead Poisoning Program staff of the Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology Program are responsible for identifying cases of lead poisoning in adults and children and investigating cases of occupational lead poisoning. They also work with local health departments who are responsible for the environmental and epidemiologic follow-up for children with elevated blood levels and adults who do not have an occupational exposure.
This program provides free Community Energy Project Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshops throughout the Portland Metro area. Workshop participants are provided with workbooks addressing lead issues, and qualified residents receive a free Lead Poisoning Prevention Kit with $45 worth of cleaning supplies. They also have a HEPA lending program available for workshop attendees.
The Construction Contractors Board (CCB) is a State agency that protects consumers by regulating construction contracting businesses. Oregon law requires that all types of contractors who perform work on residential and commercial structures in Oregon be licensed with the CCB. The CCB accepts workmanship (and other) complaints against licensed contractors, usually responding to these complaints (called "claims") with informal onsite investigation/mediation and, when necessary, more formal adjudication very similar to a court. The agency is divided into several sections. These include Licensing, Claims Resolution, Education, Enforcement, Administrative Services and Information Technology.
The Earth Advantage National Center is a state of the art facility offering many different options for contractors and consumers. Their lighting labs allow people to explore a multitude of lighting applications. They also have Sustainable Design Services and a Display House to see the latest in products and building techniques that help promote healthier indoor air and cut energy consumption. They have a resource library, workshops and seminars. The facility is open to the public.
DEQ is responsible for protecting and enhancing Oregon's water and air quality, for cleaning up spills and releases of hazardous materials, and for managing the proper disposal of hazardous and solid wastes. This website includes regulations, news and information programs.
Formerly the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing, NCHH, was founded in 1992 to bring the housing, environmental, and public health communities together to combat childhood lead poisoning. Their mission is to reduce children's risk of lead poisoning and decrease children's exposure to other hazards in the home, including allergens and irritants associated with asthma.
CROET, the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, is dedicated to health and safety in the workforce. Their mission is to promote health, and prevent disease and disability among working Oregonians and their families during their employment years and through retirement. CROET works to prevent illness and disability in partnership with labor, industry, government and the community. As part of Oregon Health & Science University--Oregon's only academic health center--they embrace the university's mission of healing, teaching, discovery, and community service to improve the well-being of people in Oregon and beyond.
Public-purpose organization dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy generation. Provides energy savings incentive programs for insulation, heating and cooling efficiency, ENERGY STAR appliances, efficient windows, and solar energy.
Housing Development Center
www.hdcl.org Contractor Support Program 2627 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97212 503-528-5191 Phone 503-335-0475 Fax
Provides a comprehensive set of business development services to disadvantaged, minority, women-owned, and emerging small construction firms based in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Marion and Clark counties. They help firms to develop a business plan, implement business management systems, and contractors with legal aspects of the business.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Lead Poisoning