Chapter 5: Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health
188.8.131.52: 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, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS184.108.40.206 Testing for Lead
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.