• Lead Dust Sampling Technician

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    Lead Dust Sampling Technician

    This course will educate and prepare the student for work as a Lead Dust Sampling Technician. The course will include classroom training and comprehensive hands-on training.

    Initial

    Please call us at 215.244.1300, ext. 0 to get upcoming course information.

    Refresher

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  • Lead Dust Sampling Technician (previous Lead Renovator Certification)

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    Lead Dust Sampling Technician (previous Lead Renovator Certification)

    This course will educate and prepare the student for work as a Lead Dust Sampling Technician. The course will include classroom training and comprehensive hands-on training.

    This course has a discounted price from the normal Lead Dust Sampling Technician course, if the student has previously obtained a Lead Renovator Certification.

    Initial

    Please call us at 215.244.1300, ext. 0 to get upcoming course information.

    Refresher

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  • Lead Inspector

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    Lead Inspector

    This certifies individuals to conduct lead-based paint inspections using HUD guidelines and perform clearance wipe tests. The course emphasizes proper inspection techniques, state-of-the-art instrumentation and elements of an inspection report.

    Initial

    Please call us at 215.244.1300, ext. 0 to get upcoming course information.

    Refresher

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  • Lead Inspector / Risk Assessor Combination

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    Lead Inspector / Risk Assessor Combination

    Lead Inspector: This certifies individuals to conduct lead-based paint inspections using HUD guidelines and perform clearance wipe tests. The course emphasizes proper inspection techniques, state-of-the-art instrumentation and elements of an inspection report.

    Lead Risk Assessor: This course emphasizes the lead-based paint risk assessment process from HUD. Soil and dust sampling techniques are discussed along with the elements of a risk assessment report.

    Initial

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    Refresher

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  • Lead Risk Assessor

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    Lead Risk Assessor

    This course emphasizes the lead-based paint risk assessment process from HUD. Soil and dust sampling techniques are discussed along with the elements of a risk assessment report.

    Initial

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    Refresher

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  • Lead Supervisor

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    Lead Supervisor

    This training program is inclusive of the worker training, providing additional information about contract specifications, legal and insurance considerations, record keeping and supervisory techniques.

    Please note that in order to obtain a license as a Lead Supervisor in PA, the state requires one year of experience as a certified lead-based paint abatement worker; or at least two years of experience in a related field (e.g. lead, asbestos or environmental remediation work) or in the building trades as per EPA Regulation 40 CFR 745.226.

    Initial

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    Refresher

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  • Lead Worker

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    Lead Worker

    This training is designed to familiarize abatement workers with lead, its health effects, regulations and proper abatement procedures.

    Initial

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    Refresher

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  • Lead-Based Paint Renovator

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    Lead-Based Paint Renovator

    This course will familiarize renovators and contractors with the EPA requirements employed when disturbing lead-based paint.

    Initial

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    Refresher

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Lead paint or lead-based paint is paint containing lead. As pigment, lead (II) chromate (PbCrO4, “chrome yellow”) and lead (II) carbonate (PbCO3, “white lead”) are the most common forms. Lead is added to paint to speed up drying, increase durability, maintain a fresh appearance, and resist moisture that causes corrosion. It is one of the main health and environmental hazards associated with paint. In some countries, lead continues to be added to paint intended for domestic use, whereas countries such as the U.S. and the U.K. have regulations prohibiting this, although lead paint may still be found in older properties painted prior to the introduction of such regulations. Although lead has been banned from household paints in the United States since 1978, paint used in road markings may still contain it. Alternatives such as water-based, lead-free traffic paint are readily available, and many states and federal agencies have changed their purchasing contracts to buy these instead.

Lead paint is hazardous. It can cause nervous system damage, stunted growth, kidney damage, and delayed development. It is dangerous to children because it tastes sweet, therefore encouraging children to put lead chips and toys with lead dust in their mouths. Lead paint is dangerous to adults and can cause reproductive problems in men or women. Decreases in sperm production in men have been noted. Lead is considered a possible and likely carcinogen.

Lead Abatement, Inspection, and Risk Assessment

Lead abatement is an activity designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement is often ordered by a state or local government, and can involve specialized techniques not typical of renovation activities.

EPA requires individuals and firms who perform abatement projects in pre-1978 target housing and child-occupied facilities to be certified and follow specific work practices. To become certified, individuals must be trained by an accredited training provider, apply to EPA, and possibly take a proficiency exam (depending on job category). Firms must apply to EPA. Both individual and firm certification is required.

Together, inspection, risk assessment and abatement of lead-based paint are considered “lead-based paint activities” in federal regulations because the main focus of these activities is to address lead-based paint.

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