Lead Paint Awareness
Traditional renovation work can create significant dust-lead hazards if lead-based paint is disturbed. Contaminated dust generated by traditional renovation work can cause lead poisoning in children, pregnant women, healthy adults, and even pets. Practical changes in work practices can minimize and contain dust. The use of lead-safe work practices makes the job safer and reduces liability exposure. This course will teach you how to perform or supervise lead-safe work practices safely and effectively. This course is not a qualifier for RRP Certification. You must complete an EPA accredited course for Certified Renovator Status.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Understand the dangers inherent in lead paint, including the risks and difficulties involved in renovation projects that involve older structures.
- Summarize the EPA and HUD rules required of Certified Firms and Certified Renovators.
- Determine if lead-based paint affects your work, and how to educate owners and residents in target housing, or owners and adult representatives in child-occupied facilities about how the work will affect lead in their property, and how to plan the work so that it is lead safe.
- Outline the process of proper set up so that dust and debris created by the work do not contaminate the property and leave behind lead-contaminated dust.
- Describe how to effectively clean up dust generated by the work performed in the home or child-occupied facility; how Certified Renovators conduct a cleaning verification; and how to dispose of renovation waste.
Lesson 1 – Regulations
*Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the role of the Certified Renovator. 2) Outline some of the EPA regulations surrounding lead paint renovation. 3) Explain why we are concerned with lead-contaminated dust.
1. The RRP Rule
A. Firm Certification
B. Individual Certification
2. HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule
A. Safe Practices
Lesson 2 Testing for Lead-Based Paint
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the regulatory requirements that affect renovation work. 2) Identify the recommended testing methods.
1. Educate Owners and Residents:
A. Renovate Right Pamphlets
C. Child-Occupied Facilities
D. Common Areas
2. Determining Lead Paint Presence
A. Test Kits
B. Other tests
C. Decision Logic Charts
Lesson 3 Review of Set-up Practices
*Learning Objectives: 1) Establish containment systems that will keep dust inside of the work area to allow you to clean more efficiently at the end of the day and at the completion of the job. 2) Outline best practices for reducing dust and dust exposure.
1. What is Containment?
2. Interior Containment
D. Entry to the work area
3. Exterior Containment
A. Work Area
Lesson 4 Review of Prohibited Practices, Personal Protective Equipment, and Dust Control
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe work practices prohibited under the RRP Rule because they create dangerous amounts of dust and paint chips. 2) Identify practices to use to control dust, debris or paint chips.
1. Prohibited Practices
2. Specialized Tools
A. HEPA vacuums
3. Personal Protection Equipment
4. Controlling the Dust
A. Vacuuming the dust
Lesson 5 Cleaning Activities and Checking Your Work
*Learning Objectives: 1) Know how to conduct effective cleaning. 2) Describe safe disposal practices. 3) Indicate how to check your work.
1. Effective Cleanup
A. Top to Bottom
B. All Surfaces
C. Checking your work
2. Interior Requirements
A. Visual Inspection
B. Cleaning Verification
C. Dust Clearance Exam
3. Exterior Requirements
Lesson 6 Recordkeeping
*Learning Objectives: 1) Determine what records Certified Renovators and Certified Firm Managers must retain for each job. 2) Understand the time requirements for various records.
1. On-the-job Records
C. Common Areas
D. Child-Occupied Facilities
2. Non-Certified Worker Training
3. Sample Reporting
Lesson 7 Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the roles of trained, non-certified renovation workers. 2) Outline the most important steps for training non-certified workers.
1. Teaching Lead Safe Work Practices
2. Role of Certified Renovator/Non-Certified Workers
3. Steps for Teaching
A. Steps to Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting
1. EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Final Rule
2. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Requirements
3. Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools
4. Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right
5. Steps to LEAD SAFE Renovation, Repair and Painting
6. Hands-on Exercises
7. State and Local Regulations
8 . Regulatory Status of Waste Generated by Contractors and Residents from Lead-based Paint Activities Conducted in Households
9. More Information
Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9 am and 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.
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