RRP Lead Certification EPA

Lead RRP- Renovation, Repair & Painting certification

Do you Renovate, Repair or Paint homes or child-occupied facilities built before 1978?

If so, you need to know how to work safely with lead-based paint. This class is designed to help plan for and complete a home renovation, repair or painting project using lead safe work practices. Lead safe work practices are a group of techniques that reduce the amount of dust produced by renovation activities. When used correctly, they make the work area safer for workers and the home safe for residents when renovation is complete.

Long recognized as a toxic substance, overexposure to lead can have adverse effects on the body’s blood and major organs, potentially causing death. In 1978, OSHA created a standard to protect workers in general industry from the harmful effects of lead overexposure. This training class will explain the difference between long-term and acute lead exposure, how each type of exposure affects the body, and the symptoms associated with overexposure. Workers learn how acute overexposure affects the brain, sometimes causing seizures, coma and even death.

What you will learn in this EPA Certified class:

  • Why lead-based paint is a problem during renovations.
  • What the EPA and HUD regulations require of Certified Firms and Certified Renovators.
  • How to determine if lead-based paint affects work.
  • How to begin the work.
  • How to set up the work area to contain dust.
  • How to work in a lead-safe manner.
  • How to clean the work area and verify cleanliness.
  • How to dispose of waste safely.
  • How to document your work.
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