EEA Lead Training Course Categories
There are three categories of Lead Training. Need for training is based on specific regulatory requirements or by the intent of the home improvement activities. US HUD and US EPA requirements apply primarily to pre-1978 residential or “target” housing or child-occupied facilities. The US OSHA Construction requirements are determined by the amount of airborne lead an employee may be or has been exposed to regardless of where the work takes place.
EEA is accredited to provide the USEPA Lead Renovation, Remodeling and Painting Program rules and to offer the one-day Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule (RRP) Courses online and in person, the half-day Lead Renovators Refresher Course; in English, Spanish and the Dust Sampling Technician certification.
EEA also offers a new hybrid training program designed to satisfy EPA non-certified worker, HUD lead safe work practices and OSHA Construction standard training. The eight hour course has been created to ensure that site staff are qualified to meet all Federal standards.
EPA Lead Certification Training
Lead Hazard Control programs are accredited through the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 402 for the States of Alaska, Florida, Idaho, New York, New Mexico and South Carolina, as well as Tribal Lands in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions 2 & 10.
EEA is accredited to provide the USEPA Lead Abatement Worker, Lead Abatement Supervisor, Lead Inspector & Lead Risk Assessor Initial and Refresher certification training courses in English and Spanish.
US EPA, under Section 402 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), requires certification for all those involved in lead inspections, lead risk assessment and lead abatement. Abatement is generally considered to be those home improvement activities where the primary intent is to reduce or eliminate lead based paint or lead based paint hazards or those activities done to address lead based paint hazards in a unit occupied by a child with an elevated blood level (EBL). Abatement does not include renovation, remodeling or maintenance when the sole objective is not lead hazard control. This includes most residential renovations, except those done in public housing and those done in subsidized housing when the Federal government has made a substantial investment. Contact us for more detail or visit www.hud.gov/lead or www.epa.gov/lead for more information.
HUD Lead Safe Work Practices Training
US HUD requires Lead Safe Work Practices (LSWP) during most home improvements in subsidized housing. The training element of LSWP offers three options:
- One-day Lead Safe Work Practices (also known as Interim Controls Training) for all those involved in lead-related home improvement.
- US EPA Supervisor Certification for a designated representative of the home improvement firm who must be on site during all lead-related home improvement.
- US EPA Worker or Supervisor Certification for all those involved in lead-related home improvement. Each lead-based paint certification refresher training is one 8-hour day.
Our complete schedule of Lead Safe Work Practices training meets standards set forth by US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Lead Safe Housing Rule.
OSHA Lead Awareness Training
OSHA requires that employers must institute an information and training program and ensure that all employees subject to exposure to lead or lead compounds at or above the action level on any day participate.
This 4 to 8 hour course is designed to meet the training requirements set by the OSHA governing lead. Recommended for renovators, demolitions, and de-leading operations and construction projects per OSHA 29 CFR 1926.62 Lead and Construction Standard.
LEAD COURSE AGENDAS
Below find course agendas for classes offered by Environmental Education Associates in lead at our Brooklyn, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester locations. These documents show how each class day is organized as well as what sections will be covered on each day of the course.
PRACTICE TESTS AND REVIEW SHEETS
These practice exams and review sheets are great for getting ready for your annual refreshers , or cramming for a third party exam. Give us a call or send us an email for further info!Lead Practice Test
LEAD COURSE MANUALS
US EPA Accredited Lead-based Paint Training Course Manuals
Our courses in lead-based paint awareness, remediation and abatement certify you for positions such as: lead worker, inspector, renovator, risk assessor, abatement supervisor/contractor, and lead dust sampling technician. We do offer select lead courses in spanish as well.
See our various training manuals to learn more of what to expect when taking a lead-based paint course with EEA:
32 Hours — For those who will supervise on-site abatement activities, prepare occupant protection plans and complete abatement reports. Includes health effects, medical monitoring, personal protective equipment, State of the Art hazard control strategies, engineering controls, legal liability, insurance considerations, supervisory practices and waste disposal.
8 Hours — For home improvement contractors, property management firms, handymen or others compensated for renovations that disturb more than 6 sq. ft. (interior) and/or 20 sq. ft. (exterior) of paint or surface coating in pre-1978 housing where a child resides or is expected to reside. Includes background, health effects, regulations, safe work practices, paint testing and cleaning verification.
16 Hours — For on-site personnel engaged in lead abatement activities in residential properties, including health department ordered projects, United States Housing and Urban Development grant programs, Public & Indian Housing abatement programs and military abatement projects.
We’ve had many requests over the years for access to our Power Point presentations. Feel free to use them “as is” for your own knowledge or internal presentations. We’d appreciate that they don’t end up in any “commercial” presentations.
LEAD LAWS AND REGULATIONS
For those interested in working in the field of lead abatement, it is important to know the federal, state and local laws that exist to protect those who will be handling lead-based paint products. Below are links to various regulations and standards for working with or around lead-paint.
Federal Laws and Regulations of the Lead-based Paint Industry
Residential Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 Title X, Sections 1012 and 1013
Requirements for the Notification, Evaluation, and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally Owned Residential Property and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance.
Requirements for the Disclosure of Known Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing (HUD’s Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule web site has more information)
State Laws and Regulations of the Lead-based Paint Industry
New York State Regulating Agencies
This web page lists laws and regulations that pertain to lead prevention as well as lead poisoning, web links and information.
This web page provides lists of certified lead contractors, educational materials and other information about residential lead based paint.
New Jersey Regulating Agencies
This web page is a one stop shop information resource provided by the State of New Jersey. The Lead Safe New Jersey Program provides links to state certified lead contractors, certified lead abatement training providers, educational materials and more.
This web page has information regarding child lead poisoning and exposure prevention. This web resource has extensive information and links to publications regarding the sources of lead and their health effects. This link also includes contact information for governmental and legal offices throughout the State of New Jersey which provide assistance to those who feel they are at risk or already suffer from lead exposure.
This a adobe pdf file that links to New Jersey’s Administrative Code 5:17 Lead Hazard Evaluation and Abatement Code. http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/codreg/pdf_regs/njac_5_17.pdf
New Jersey Lead Regulations
Pennsylvania Regulating Agencies
Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs)
The PADOH’s CLPPPs program aims to perform blood lead screenings on children six years and younger, with a focus on high risk children. These tests are made available in 10 locations within Allegheny, Chester, Erie, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties and the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Chester, Harrisburg and York.
Municipal Laws and Regulations of the Lead-based Paint Industry
New York City