Section 192A. The director shall investigate, field test and approve new methods of removing or covering paint, plaster, or other materials containing dangerous levels of lead that facilitate compliance with section one hundred and ninety-seven with greater efficiency, safety or economy. The director shall consult with the department of labor standards prior to field testing or approval of new methods of removal or covering to ensure that these methods are consistent with regulations and laws concerning the occupational safety and health of workers engaged in deleading operations. The director shall establish a task force composed of appropriate representatives of the public and private sectors to review, evaluate and recommend such new methods. The director may contract with persons to support research and development of such new methods.