Industry Links

    Important Industry Resources

    The following list of resources and links include information created and maintained by both public and private organizations. The inclusion of these resources is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products/services offered by the websites. These resources are meant to help you keep current with new regulations, products, and news related to ongoing issues such as lead, mold, asbestos, construction materials, safety, etc.

    ReFit (Remodeling for Independence Together)
    PO Box 8353
    Portland, OR 97207
    (503) 698.8382 Phone
    [email protected]
     ReFIT, Remodeling for Independence Together, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people struggling with illness, injury, disability or the aging process to live independent lives… at home. By providing essential modification services such as access ramps, bathroom modifications, widening doorways and installing grab bars, we help homeowners who want to stay in their homes but lack the resources to make necessary changes.
    Oregon OSHA (Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
    350 Winter St. N, Room 430
    Salem, OR 97301-3882
    (503) 378-3272 Phone
    1-800-922-2689 Toll Free
    Information on OSHA guidelines, publications, conferences, training, grants and more.
    EPA National Lead Information Center
    Lead Related Links
    1200 Sixth Ave, WCM-128
    Seattle, WA 98101
    617-565-3420 Phone
    617-565-4940 Fax
    EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxins. Provides a variety of lead-related information, including publications related to provisions of Title X (1992 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act). It includes proposed and final rules, fact sheet, on the notification and disclosure regulations, certification and training programs, lead hazard guidance and standards.
    HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control
    Lead Related Links
    202-755-1785 Phone
    202-755-1000 Fax
    This site provides information on regulations, outreach, training, standards, grant programs & recent news clips. Information about program activities, a reference library, and a collection of state lead poisoning prevention statutes are also available.
    Bureau of Housing & Community Development
    Portland Lead Hazard Control Program
    421 SW 6th, Suite 1100
    Portland, OR 97204
    503-823-2379 Phone
    The Bureau administers the Portland Lead Hazard Control Program along with its community partners. They offer a comprehensive lead poisoning prevention program that includes education, outreach, blood lead testing, and the reduction of lead hazards in homes.
    Recycling & Waste Prevention
    600 NE Grand Avenue
    Portland, OR 97232-2736
    503-797-1700 Phone | TDD 503-797-1804
    503-797-1797 Fax
    Metro has created the Construction Industry Recycling Toolkit as a reference to help contractors, developers, architects and property owners in the Portland metropolitan region save money and conserve natural resources by reusing and recycling construction and demolition debris. They also run the recycled paint program. Metro has been collecting surplus latex paint from households and businesses and processing it into high-quality recycled paint since 1992. You can save money and help the environment by putting the paint back to work in your community or on the job site.
    The Leadline
    1-800-368-5060 (Statewide)
    503-988-4000 Washington
    Clackamas and Multnomah counties)
    Lisa Morely
    Lead Posisoning Prevention Coordinator
    [email protected]
    Lead telephone information service on lead poisoning provides a free Multnomah County Health Department. This valuable service provides free information in several languages about lead hazards, lead poisoning prevention, testing and programs/resources available to reduce lead poisoning.
    Oregon Public Health Services
    Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
    Oregon Department of Human Services
    800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 705
    Portland, OR 9723-2162
    503-731-4025 Phone
    503-731-4798 Fax
    Lead Poisoning Program staff of the Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology Program are responsible for identifying cases of lead poisoning in adults and children and investigating cases of occupational lead poisoning. They also work with local health departments who are responsible for the environmental and epidemiologic follow-up for children with elevated blood levels and adults who do not have an occupational exposure.
    Community Energy Project
    Contact: Elyce Brown
    422 NE Alberta
    Portland, OR 97211
    [email protected]
    This program provides free Community Energy Project Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshops throughout the Portland Metro area. Workshop participants are provided with workbooks addressing lead issues, and qualified residents receive a free Lead Poisoning Prevention Kit with $45 worth of cleaning supplies. They also have a HEPA lending program available for workshop attendees.
    Oregon Constructions Contractors Board
    201 High St. SE, #600
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-378-4621 Phone
    503-373-2007 Fax
    The Construction Contractors Board (CCB) is a State agency that protects consumers by regulating construction contracting businesses. Oregon law requires that all types of contractors who perform work on residential and commercial structures in Oregon be licensed with the CCB. The CCB accepts workmanship (and other) complaints against licensed contractors, usually responding to these complaints (called "claims") with informal onsite investigation/mediation and, when necessary, more formal adjudication very similar to a court. The agency is divided into several sections. These include Licensing, Claims Resolution, Education, Enforcement, Administrative Services and Information Technology.
    Earth Advantage National Center
    16280 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
    Portland, OR 97224
    503-603-1706 Phone
    503-603-1740 Fax
    The Earth Advantage National Center is a state of the art facility offering many different options for contractors and consumers. Their lighting labs allow people to explore a multitude of lighting applications. They also have Sustainable Design Services and a Display House to see the latest in products and building techniques that help promote healthier indoor air and cut energy consumption. They have a resource library, workshops and seminars. The facility is open to the public.
    Oregon Department of Human Resources
    Lead Based Paint Program
    800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 608
    Portland, OR 97232
    This site provides information on accreditation, certified contractors, risk assessors, lead inspectors.
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    811 SW Sixth Avenue
    Portland, OR 97204
    503-229-6124 Phone
    503-229-6124 Fax
    DEQ is responsible for protecting and enhancing Oregon's water and air quality, for cleaning up spills and releases of hazardous materials, and for managing the proper disposal of hazardous and solid wastes. This website includes regulations, news and information programs.
    National Center for Healthy Housing
    10227 Wincopin Circle, Suite 100
    Columbia, MD 21044
    410-992-0712 Phone
    410-715-2310 Fax
    Formerly the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing, NCHH, was founded in 1992 to bring the housing, environmental, and public health communities together to combat childhood lead poisoning. Their mission is to reduce children's risk of lead poisoning and decrease children's exposure to other hazards in the home, including allergens and irritants associated with asthma.
    Resource Directory for Lead and Mold
    3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L606
    Portland, OR 97201-3098
    503-494-4273 Phone
    503-494-4278 Fax
    CROET, the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, is dedicated to health and safety in the workforce. Their mission is to promote health, and prevent disease and disability among working Oregonians and their families during their employment years and through retirement. CROET works to prevent illness and disability in partnership with labor, industry, government and the community. As part of Oregon Health & Science University--Oregon's only academic health center--they embrace the university's mission of healing, teaching, discovery, and community service to improve the well-being of people in Oregon and beyond.
    Environmental Defense
    Public-purpose organization dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy generation. Provides energy savings incentive programs for insulation, heating and cooling efficiency, ENERGY STAR appliances, efficient windows, and solar energy.
    Housing Development Center                                             
    Contractor Support Program   
    2627 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97212
    503-528-5191 Phone
    503-335-0475 Fax  
    Provides a comprehensive set of business development services to disadvantaged, minority, women-owned, and emerging small construction firms based in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Marion and Clark counties. They help firms to develop a business plan, implement business management systems, and contractors with legal aspects of the business.
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Lead Poisoning 
    This website provides information on lead poisoning, and a listing of publications related to lead. Also included is information about the Blood Lead Level Laboratory Reference System.