ASTM E2255 / E2255M - 13

    Standard Practice for Conducting Visual Assessments for Lead Hazards in Buildings

    Active Standard ASTM E2255 / E2255M | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.23

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.12


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice supports lead poisoning prevention activities by providing standardized procedures for conducting visual assessments.

    4.2 This practice is intended to be used with other ASTM standards, as appropriate, for conducting lead-hazard assessments.

    4.3 This practice is intended for use by individuals trained to conduct visual assessments associated with lead-hazard activities and in reporting their results. This practice is also applicable for use by others interested in visual assessment of properties for lead hazards, such as building code officials, homeowners, and insurers.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes procedures for conducting visual assessments in buildings to visually identify the type and location of potential lead hazards. These potential hazards are associated with deteriorated leaded paint, lead in dust, or lead in soil.

    1.2 This practices addresses visual assessment procedures for four lead-hazard activities: lead risk (hazard) assessment (Guide E2115), clearance examination (Practice E2271), assessment of paint condition, and re-evaluation inspection.

    1.3 Because there is considerable overlap among the requirements for these four types of lead-hazard activities, this standard first describes a generic visual assessment procedure, and then defines a specific procedure for each assessment type in terms of additions to, or deletions from, the generic procedure.

    1.4 This practice does not address testing needed to confirm the presence of lead hazards.

    1.5 This practice contains notes, which are explanatory and are not part of the mandatory requirements of this standard.

    1.6 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes); 91.040.30 (Residential buildings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101714(Lead)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2255_E2255M

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