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.
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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
Do I have to take a Lead Renovator Certification Initial Course if I am a Lead Abatement Worker?
Yes, if you are doing work that is covered under the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. However, individuals who have successfully completed an accredited lead abatement worker course may take an accredited lead renovator certification refresher training course in lieu of the lead renovator certification initial training course to become a certified renovator.
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.