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

 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
Barbara Ross (Region X - Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington contact)
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 - 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
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
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
Charlene Edwards
Facility Coordinator
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
This website combines information from national databases to make it easy to identify what chemicals are reported as being released into individual communities, including lead and mercury. The scorecard ranks and compares the pollution situation in areas across the U.S., and also profiles 6,800 chemicals, making it easy to find out where they are used and how hazardous they are. Scorecard also encourages and enables you to take action. You can fax a polluting company, contact your elected representatives, or volunteer with environmental organizations working in your community.
Energy Trust of Oregon
Energy Trust of Oregon
851 SW 6th Ave., #1200
Portland, OR 97204
866-368-7878 Phone
503-546-6862 Fax
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.
American Lung Association
7420 SW Bridgeport Road, Suite 200
Tigard, OR 97224-7790
503-924-4094 Phone
503-924-4120 Fax
This association deals with issues of clean air, healthy lungs,asthma triggers and indoor air quality.
American Indoor Air Quality Council
PO Box 11599
Glendale, AZ 85318-1599
1-800-942-0832 Phone
623-581-6270 Fax
The American Indoor Air Quality Council promotes awareness, education, and certification in the field of Indoor Air Quality through learning, sharing and networking. It is a good source for mold information.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention                                                                                                                            The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
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.
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.