The Workforce Development Institute is offering Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting with its training partner — Environmental Solutions Associates, (AEA).
The eight-hour course will teach students how to comply with the 2010 EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule and the HUD Lead-Safe Housing Rule. Participants will learn how to perform lead-safe work practices safely and effectively.
Training Participants will use hands-on equipment and will receive the following:
- A 310-page comprehensive training manual
- Proper photo documentation and EPA-recognized documentation.
- A copy of the EPA firm application (needed to become firm-certified)
- Lead Identification color guide and EPA Compliance Sheets (to be posted at the job)
- Instructions on how to use the EPA-approved test kits
- Administration of the exam(s) required by EPA
- Follow-up support and technical advice after the class is over
Get certified! Successful completers of the course and the exam will receive:
- The EPA-recognized Certificate (valid for five years)
- The EPA Cleaning Verification Card (needed to clear a job)
It’s The Law
By law, since April 2010, contractors must take and successfully complete an approved eight-hour EPA-Certified Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) course, prior to renovating, repairing or painting houses, child-care facilities and schools built before 1978. Even window-replacement falls under this law. Civil penalties for failure to comply with this law can result in a fine of $37,500 per job and a possible five-year felony conviction.
(Recent enforcement action in St Louis cost contractor Window World of St. Louis, Inc., $39,577.00, as reported by the EPA in March 2011. The contractor was fined a penalty of $19,529 plus replacement of old windows with lead for a total of $20,048.00!)
Beginning July 25, 2011 at 400 Jordan Road, Troy
Beginning August 19, 2011 at TEC-SMART, Malta
Tuition: $250, a small investment in learning how to avoid thousands of dollars in fines!
Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED; minimum 10th grade reading and math levels.
CALL 629-4827 for more information and to register!
See all training programs offered by the Workforce Development Institute at www.hvcc.edu/wdi.