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Web-based EPA Lead Certifications

It’s been busy few weeks behind the scenes at EEA.  Here’s what’s important to share;

  1. Local hospitals and health care providers still need PPE.  Several have contacted us about getting respirators and disposable clothing for front line medical staff.  There is still an acute need for powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) among physicians and others dealing directly with COVID patients.  If anyone has access to new PAPRS or other PPE that they can share, or sell, please contact us ASAP.  Thanks.
  2. Our Online Safe Work Practices Awareness for SARS-COV-2 (COVID 19) Decontamination has been a big help for those working to help make essential spaces safe.  Learn about best practices for safe decontamination here.
  3. EEA has been approved by EPA Region 2 to present this week’s Lead Inspector Certification via partial webinar.  Days 1 & 2 on-line and Day 3’s hands-on and testing in person by appointment.  We are also expecting to receive approval to present the worker, supervisor and risk assessor certifications and recertifications very soon.  Contact us by Tuesday, April 28, 2020 if you’d like to participate in this ground-breaking class.
  4. We’ve gotten clarification on the new EPA lead hazard standards tat took effect on January 6, 2020.  A close examination of EPA’s “Review of the Dust-Lead Hazard Standards and the Definition of Lead- Based Paint” indicates that the new clearance standards apply to Federally Assisted Housing under HUD’s lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR).  That means that all clearance examination wipe sample analysis in assisted tenant based housing, renovations and programs that receive HUD housing assistance must meet the 10 ug/ft2 and 100 ug/ft2 criteria for floors and sills respectively.  This is huge, as it’s significantly more difficult to meet these requirements and it’s going to extra effort is get these surfaces adequately cleaned up.  That should include lead-specific cleaners and techniques that avoid cross-contamination.  Contact us to learn more.  

EEA is open for business.  We are live for questions and registrations, and happy to help you get through these difficult times.  Visit our website for a complete schedule of upcoming classes.

Be well!