Lead Paint

Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint. This may include some of the village houses owned by the college. Lead based paint that is in good condition is usually not a hazard. Peeling, chipping, chalking or cracking lead-based paint is a hazard and needs immediate attention. Lead dust can form when lead-based paint is dry scraped, dry sanded or heated. Dust also forms when painted surfaces bump or rub together. Lead chips and dust can get on surfaces and objects that people touch. Settled lead dust can reenter the air when people vacuum, sweep or walk through it. Lead in soil can be a hazard when children play in bare soil or when people bring soil into the house on their shoes.

If you are concerned about lead based paint in a village house please contact Facilities immediately.

Service Building
173 West Lorain Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074-1073

Hours: M-F 8am–4:30pm

Phone (440) 775-8445
After Hours (440) 775-8444