Certification as a Lead Abatement worker allows individuals to perform lead abatement work activities. The lead abatement worker initial course agenda includes instructions of the following topics: The history of lead, types of lead, uses and applications; health effects and medical surveillance requirements; current state and federal regulations; air monitoring and sampling; bulk sampling and analysis; worker protection equipment; negative pressure systems; glove bag removal; establishing high integrity lead abatement work areas and proper abatement practices and procedures.
The Lead Abatement Worker Initial course is 24 hours and provides in-depth knowledge and instruction on state-of-the-art lead abatement worker methods and procedures including extensive real-life practical experience that you can immediately apply to your work activity. Get certified today and start working tomorrow. Course is delivered in Spanish.
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The purpose of this course is to train individuals to abate lead-based paint hazards safely. This Lead Abatement Worker initial training course is intended to:
- Comply with EPA or state/Indian tribe training, accreditation, and licensing requirements
- Provide knowledge to do your job properly and safely
- Train you in the laws and practices that apply to lead-based paint hazard control projects
EPA Lead Abatement Worker Certification Initial Course Overview
- Role and responsibilities of an abatement worker.
- 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.
- Lead-based paint hazard recognition and control.
- Lead-based paint abatement and lead-based paint hazard reduction methods, including restricted practices.
- Interior dust abatement methods/cleanup or lead-based paint hazard reduction.
- Soil and exterior dust abatement methods or lead-based paint hazard reduction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Additional education, experience and training requirements to become a Lead Abatement Worker?
Lead-Based Paint Abatement Worker
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.
The course was presented very efficiently and easy to understand, and it was great to have real world examples.
Hands on was very informative. Instructor was great - very knowledgeable and Informative.
The course was well explained. Andrew was very detailed and practical.
Bob did a great job at keeping interest and making a dull subject not dull 🙂