Lead Certification Training
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.
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:
1. One-day Lead Safe Work Practices (also known as Interim Controls Training) for all those involved in lead-related home improvement.
2. US EPA Supervisor Certification for a designated representative of the home improvement firm who must be on site during all lead-related home improvement.
3. 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.
Register for an upcoming lead training session here