Lead Paint Classes

All contractors and renovators need to be lead-safe certified.

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. To protect against this risk, the EPA issued the following rules regarding lead-safe work practices.

To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

EPA requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices. Individuals can become certified renovators by taking an eight-hour training course from an EPA-approved training provider.

Our Comprehensive Lead Paint Classes

We offer classes to meet the needs of all types of professionals including real estate agents, contractors and landlords. Classes are available both in traditional in-person form and online. You can complete your requirements without leaving your comforts of your own home and without losing valuable time.

How Does Lead Poisoning Occur?

One myth related to lead-based paint is that children must eat leaded paint chips to develop lead poisoning. In fact, childhood lead exposure can occur by way of ingestion of lead dust through normal hand-to-mouth contact during which children swallow lead dust dislodged from deteriorated paint or leaded dust generated during remodeling or painting.

We Serve All Of Rhode Island

Including these areas:

  • Lead Paint Classes Lincoln, RI
  • Lead Paint Classes Central Falls, RI
  • Lead Paint Classes Pawtucket, RI
  • Lead Paint Classes Providence, RI
  • Lead Paint Classes Cranston, RI
  • Lead Paint Classes Newport, RI
  • Lead Paint Classes Woonsocket, RI
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