Chapter 5: Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health
18.104.22.168: Maintenance of Exterior Surfaces
Porches, steps, stairs, and walkways should:
- Be maintained free from accumulations of water, ice, or snow;
- Have a non-slip surface;
- Be kept free of loose objects;
- Be in good repair;
- Be free of flaking paint.
RATIONALETrip surfaces lead to injury. Flaking lead-based paint can be ingested in sufficient quantities to cause lead poisoning (1,2,3).
TYPE OF FACILITYCenter, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS22.214.171.124 Testing for and Remediating Lead Hazards
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). What you should know about lead based paint in your home: Safety alert. https://chemlinks.beloit.edu/classes/Chem117/lead/CPSC5054.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2005. Preventing lead poisoning in young children. Atlanta, GA: CDC. http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/publications/prevleadpoisoning.pdf.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2010. The lead-safe certified guide to renovate right. Washington, DC: EPA. http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovaterightbrochure.pdf.