Training: Lead Courses

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New EPA rules - Rule takes effect in April, 2010

Contractors who perform renovation, repairs, and painting must train and re-certify in lead-safe work practices before renovating older housing. These strict new EPA rules take effect April 22, 2010.

New certification is required for all home improvement activity that disturbs more than 6 square feet of interior or 20 square feet of exterior lead paint in housing built before 1978, and in any child-occupied facility.

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Renovation firms must have at least one certified Renovator who has completed training and obtained certification from EPA and a firm certification from EPA. Students who have already completed lead safe work practices or abatement supervisor, or worker certification can attend a half-day refresher.

Course teaches safe work practices to renovators, remodelers, painters, carpenters and those who regularly disturb lead-based paint. Course covers topics on containment, minimization and cleanup of lead hazards. Upon successful completion of the course, students are issued a certificate of course completion.