Lead Paint (Protection against Poisoning) Act


Published: 1928

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Lead Paint (Protection (CAP. 246 1
against Poisoning)

CHAPTER 246

T H E LEAD PAINT (PROTECTION AGAINST
POISONING) ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Regulations as to use of lead paint.
4. Prohibition of employment of women and young

persons.
5. Penalties.

LEAD PAINT (PROTECTION AGAINST POISONING)

(9th July, 1928.) 811928.
1611928.
1811989.

1. This Act may be cited as the Lead Paint (Protec- short title.
tion against Poisoning) Act.

2. In this Act- Interpretation.

"lead paint" means any paint, paste, spray, stopping,
filling, or other material used in painting which,
when treated in a manner prescribed by regula-
tions made by the Cabinet, yields to an aqueous
solution of hydrochloric acid, a quantity of soluble
lead compound exceeding when calculated as lead
monoxide, five per cent of the dry weight of the
portion taken for analysis;

LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

2 CAP. 246) Lead Paint (Protection
against Poisoning)

"building" includes fixtures;

L L young person" means a person who in the opinion

of a magistrate is under the age of sixteen years.

Regulations as to
use of lead paint.

3. The Cabinet may make regulations for preventing
danger from lead paint to persons employed in or in con-
nection with the painting of buildings, and in particular-

( a ) for prohibiting the use of any lead compound
except in the form of paste or paint ready for use;

( b ) for the prevention of danger arising from the
application of lead paint in the form of spray;

(6) for prohibiting dry rubbing down and scraping;

(4 for providing for the periodical medical
examination of persons employed in or in connection
with painting with lead paint, and for the suspension
from such employment of persons whose health is or
appears likely to be injuriously affected thereby;

(e) for securing that facilities for washing during,
and on cessation of, work are afforded to persons
employed in or in connection with painting;

(f) for the use of protective clothing by persons so
employed and for preventing clothes left off during work
from being soiled by paint;

Cg) for the distribution to persons so employed of
instructions with regard to hygienic precautions to be
taken.

Prohibition of
employment of

4. It shall not be lawful to employ any woman or
women and young person in painting any part of a building with lead
young persons. paint.

Penalties. 5 . Any person contravening the provisions of this Act,
or any regulations made under the authority thereof, shall
be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding two
hundred and fifty dollars for each offence.