Individuals seeking recertification as a Lead Abatement Supervisor must be recertified before your current certification expires if you wish to continue conducting lead-based paint activities. Certification as a Lead Abatement Supervisors allows individuals to perform all the duties of a Lead Abatement Worker and additionally to supervise lead abatement work. This Lead Abatement Supervisor refresher training course provides information on lead-based paint abatement, occupant protection and regulatory requirements.
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The purpose of this course is to train individuals supervising lead abatement projects concerning safe effective abatement methods and procedures including:
- Worker protection and safety
- Occupant protection
- Clean-up and clearance
- Waste disposal
- Resident and community relations
- Regulatory aspects
- Sampling techniques
- Legal and insurance issues
EPA Lead Abatement Supervisor Certification Refresher Course Overview
- Role and responsibilities of a supervisor.
- Background information on lead and its adverse health effects.
- Background information on Federal, State, and local regulations and guidance that pertain to lead-based paint abatement.
- Liability and insurance issues relating to lead-based paint abatement.
- Risk assessment and inspection report interpretation.
- Development and implementation of an occupant protection plan and abatement report.
- Lead-based paint hazard recognition and control.
- Lead-based paint abatement and lead-based paint hazard reduction methods, including restricted practices.
- Interior dust abatement/cleanup or lead-based paint hazard control and reduction methods.
- Soil and exterior dust abatement or lead-based paint hazard control and reduction methods.
- Clearance standards and testing.
- Cleanup and waste disposal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Additional education, experience and training requirements to become a Lead Abatement Supervisor?
Lead-Based Paint Abatement Supervisor
- Meet one of the following requirements:
- One year of experience as a certified lead-based paint abatement worker, or
- Two years of experience in a related field
Who administers the lead-based paint activities program?
EPA administers the lead-based paint program only in areas where states, territories or tribes are not authorized by EPA to operate their own lead abatement programs. The states administered by EPA include: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming or American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas and Tribal Lands.
All other states have EPA-authorized lead-based paint programs. Additionally, the Cherokee Nation, Lower Sioux Nation, Upper Sioux Community, and Bois Forte Band have EPA-authorized lead-based paint programs.