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Deleader Refresher Training - 8 Hr

This course was developed to satisfy the requirement for Deleader Contractors/ Supervisors/ Workers for their annual refresher requirement.

Refresher training includes; a review of the health effects of lead exposure; the health effects of other hazardous substances typically found at Deleading and Renovation work sites; the use of respirators and other protective equipment to reduce exposures; state and federal laws, guidelines or policies applicable to Deleading and Lead-safe Renovation and any pertinent changes thereto; developments or changes in state-of-the-art Deleading and Lead-safe Renovation procedures and equipment; and a review of the key areas of the initial training specific to Deleading.

Successful completion of refresher training will be demonstrated by achievement of a score of at least 72% on a written examination consisting of at least 25 multiple-choice questions administered by the Licensed Training Provider.

This day class is from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The Home Energy and Solar Equipment  4 hour

The Home Energy and Solar Equipment training provides a basic understanding of home heat loss and the most common home renewal energy system to the Construction Supervisor. This course complements the RRP (Renovation, Repair, and Painting) to fulfill the 12 CE credits required for license renewal.

Topics covered in this program include the basic understanding of how insulation and energy saving doors and windows can save the owner the cost of remodeling. This information can often sell a job or give the contractor a competitive edge over others who fail to understand the value added of energy savings.  Also included are the important considerations for insuring a safe roof or ground installation of solar panels and possibly the need to remove and reinstall solar panels when new roofing is done. 

This course is only 4 hours and is offered from 8AM to 12PM or 1PM to 5PM or 6PM to 10PM. Please consult the course schedule for dates

Energy

Heat Loss

Energy Calculations

Types of Solar Systems

State Building Codes

Spanner Mounting

Rack Mounting

People That Will Benefit

All CSL holders (Construction Supervisors) who took our RRP (Renovation, Repair, and Painting) course on or after September 23 of 2011. This course gave you eight hours of Continuing Education credits toward your CSL renewal. You may take a four hour course to complete the 12 hours of Continuing Education credits required for renewal after July 1, 2013. The course is titled "Home Energy and Solar Equipment."  If you got RRP certified by  IEE (Institute of Environmental Education in Wilmington, MA) after November 8, 2011 would qualify with this course for the 12 CE credits.

Who Should Attend?

The 4 hour class would allow RRP certified who took qualifing courses a simple way to fulfill the 12 hour requirements. It may also be usefuill for those Deleaders who are also CSL and took an annual refresher or who will take an annual refresher.

OSHA 10 Hour

The OSHA Outreach Training program for the Construction Industry provides information to workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace.

Topics covered in this program include Fall Protection, Electrical Hazards, Scaffolds, Health Hazards and information on workers’ rights under the OSH Act as well as several other topics. Earning the OSHA 10–hour card gives the recipient a distinct advantage as some states, local jurisdictions and employers require anyone working on their job sites have at least the OSHA 10-hour card.

This two day course is from 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm and 8:00 am to - 2:30 pm with an half hour break for lunch, which is included on the second day.

Health Hazards in Construction

Focus 4 Falls

Focus 4 Electrocutions

Focus 4 Caught-In or Between

Focus 4 Struck By

Excavations

PPE

Welding

Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal

Scaffolds

Organizations That Will Benefit

The OSHA Outreach Training program for the Construction Industry provides information to workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. Topics covered in this program include Fall Protection, Electrical Hazards, Scaffolds, Health Hazards and information on workers’ rights under the OSH Act as well as several other topics. Earning the OSHA 10–hour card gives the recipient a distinct advantage as some states, local jurisdictions and employers require anyone working on their job sites have at least the OSHA 10-hour card.

Who Shoud Attend?

The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation's productivity.

The CSL (Construction Supervisor) 12 hour Continuing Education Course

As of July 1, 2013 the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor needs 12 hours of Continuing Education Credits for their unrestricted license. Many of those in this trade will at some time be working on housing (and soon to be commercial) that may contain lead paint. As of April 22 of 2010 the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) requires that individuals and companies be trained and certified on the Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. On July 9, 2010 the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standard took over this regulation and has been rigorously enforcing the lead safe standard. Taking this course will help avoid fines and job shut downs due to non-compliance.

Topics covered in this program are split into two separate subjects. The first includes a thorough knowlege of the RRP regulations, including when the rule applies, who can be on the job, and your duty to the customer and general public. For those contractors that will require to be licensed as a Lead Safe Renovator Contractor, applications and help completing them are supplied. The second topic of Energy is simplified for the Construction Supervisor and information is supplied for those that wish to understand the most common home Alternative Energy; Solar. The importance of having a CLS involved to protect the home owner from damage of improper roof or ground installation is stressed.

This course is 12 hours and is offered from 8AM to 5PM on day one and 8AM to 12PM. While many CSL 12 hour consume two six hour days this is only a day and a half! Please consult the course schedule for dates

Lead paint - Where is it and why is it so dangerous? How do I protect my family especially my children?

Regulations for RRP - Do I need a license or can I just be certifed?

Deleading - What is the difference between RRP and Deleading (can I remove lead paint)

Employes - Do all my employees have to be trained?

Records - What kind of records have to be kept and how long?

Cost - How much extra is the added cost of this regulation and how do I stay competetive?

Heat Loss - Shows the amounts and where house lose energy.

Energy Calculations - Help the CSL give the owner the biggest bang for their energy savings dollar

Types of Solar Systems - Different types of solar systems such as thermal and photovoltaic

State Building Codes - What size rafter and spans do the solar equipment require

Spanner Mounting - How to reinforce the roof for solar systems

Rack Mounting - Materials, mounting and maintenace

People That Would Benefit!

All CSL holders (Construction Supervisors) who have not yet taken an RRP (Renovation, Repair, and Painting) course. This combo of courses give you all 12 hours of Continuing Education credits toward your CSL renewal. Don't be left out and wait until the last minute to fulfill your obligation for license renewal. You may take these courses separately, please consult the schedule for these courses. NOTE: if you have an RRP certificate from us after September 23rd of 2011, you may not need to take the RRP course again; call to be sure.

Who Should Attend?

All CSL who want to spend their Continuing Education time in a useful way to fulfill the 12 hour requirements.

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Moderate Risk Owner/Agent - 8 Hr

This course was developed by the Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP). This certificate and authorization allows the owner of a property or their employee (maintenance person, property manager, etc.) to Delead a property they own or manage in order to bring it into Compliance with the Massachusetts Lead Law.

A Moderate Risk Owner/Agent authorization is specifically for persons as described above. This course does not allow contractors to perform Deleading work professionally. Contractors who wish to be able to Delead properties professionally must take the 8-Hour RRP Course followed by the 4-Hour Moderate Risk Deleading RRP Option Course.

Properties must be brought into Compliance with the Massachusetts Lead Law when a child under the age of 6 years resides there, or an "Order to Correct" has been issued. By performing some or all of the work themselves, a property owner or mainteance person can reduce the overall cost of the Deleading Work. Any work performed for Lead Law Compliance MUST be performed by an appropriately authorized Deleader. Once the course has been successfully completed, CLPPP will mail the student a test which is to be taken and returned by mail to CLPPP. If a passing score is achieved on the test, the student will receive an authorization package from CLPPP.

This full day class is from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Objectives for the Course

  • Understand the Regulations
  • Review Set Up of Practices
  • Review Prohibited Practices
  • Cleaning and Checking Your Work
  • Record Keeping

Organizations That Will Benefit

  • State and local public agencies that administer Federal funds for housing
  • Non-profit and community housing organizations, particularly those that assist public agencies in administering Federal housing funds
  • State and local health departments
  • Home inspection firms
  • Lead and other environmental services firms

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who has successfully completed an EPA or HUD approved lead safe work practices course in the past and who:

  • wants to increase their services
  • renovators, remodelers, painters
  • maintenance personnel, and any other workers removing or modifying painted surfaces
  • Home inspectors
  • All renovators are potential Deleaders

Lead Certification - Renovator Initial Training

This course qualifies as 8 hours of Continuing Education for Massachusetts Construction Supervisors

This course was developed by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and has been delegated to various states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The course certificate is valid in all fifty states. Compliance with this regulation requires the following steps:

Successful completion of the course includes taking and passing the test to become a Certified Renovator.

This full day course is from 8:00 am - 5:00 with an half hour break for lunch, which is included.

Objectives for the Course

  • Why Should I Be Concerned About Lead Paint?
  • Understand the Regulations
  • How to Prepare
  • Dust Containment
  • Cleaning and Checking Your Work
  • Record Keeping
  • Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers
  • State specific regulations

Organizations That Will Benefit

  • State and local public agencies that administer Federal funds for housing
  • Non-profit and community housing organizations, particularly those that assist public agencies in administering Federal housing funds
  • State and local health departments
  • Home inspection firms
  • Lead and other environmental services firms

Who Shoud Attend?

  • Renovators, remodelers, painters
  • Maintenance personnel, and any other workers removing or modifying painted surfaces
  • Home inspectors
  • All renovators are potential HUD contractors

Renovators have a role to play in preventing lead poisoning. Dust from renovations, repairs, and surface preparation during painting activities creates potential lead hazards when lead-based paint is disturbed and lead-safe work practices are not used. EPA requires certification for renovation firms, and training and certification for renovators to prevent lead poisoning resulting from unsafe renovation practices.

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Moderate Risk Deleading RRP Option - 4 Hr

This course was developed by the Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety (DOS), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP). This certificate allows the RRP trained professional to upgrade their abilities to Delead residential properties using Moderat Risk types of lead abatement. Upon completion of  the training the DOS will issue the certificate holder an authorization number.

Renovators have a role to play in preventing lead poisoning. Dust from renovations, repairs, and surface preparation during painting activities creates potential lead hazards when lead-based paint is disturbed and lead-safe work practices are not used. Massachusetts has long recognized that many renovations have been used as illegal lead abatements. In an effort to protect the children of the Commonwealth and reduce the costs to a building owner the Moderat Risk Deleading RRP Option is being offered. Successful completion of the course includes taking and passing the test to become a Moderate Risk Deleader.

This half day class is from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Objectives for the Course

  • Understand the Regulations
  • Review Set Up of Practices
  • Review Prohibited Practices
  • Cleaning and Checking Your Work
  • Record Keeping

Organizations That Will Benefit

  • State and local public agencies that administer Federal funds for housing
  • Non-profit and community housing organizations, particularly those that assist public agencies in administering Federal housing funds
  • State and local health departments
  • Home inspection firms
  • Lead and other environmental services firms

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who has successfully completed an EPA or HUD approved lead safe work practices course in the past and who
  • wants to increase their services
  • renovators, remodelers, painters
  • maintenance personnel, and any other workers removing or modifying painted surfaces
  • Home inspectors
  • All renovators are potential Deleaders
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Renovator Initial Training - 8 Hr

This course was developed by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to train renovation, repair, and painting contractors how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint and comply with EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, and HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule.

Renovators have a role to play in preventing lead poisoning. Dust from renovations, repairs, and surface preparation during painting activities creates potential lead hazards when lead-based paint is disturbed and lead-safe work practices are not used. EPA requires certification for renovation firms, and training and certification for renovators to prevent lead poisoning resulting from unsafe renovation practices.

Successful completion of the course includes taking and passing the test to become an EPA Certified Renovator.

This full day course is from 8:00 am - 5:00 with an half hour break for lunch.

Objectives for the Course

  • Why Should I Be Concerned About Lead Paint?
  • Understand the Regulations
  • How to Prepare
  • Dust Containment
  • Cleaning and Checking Your Work
  • Record Keeping
  • Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers

Organizations That Will Benefit

  • State and local public agencies that administer Federal funds for housing
  • Non-profit and community housing organizations, particularly those that assist public agencies in administering Federal housing funds
  • State and local health departments
  • Home inspection firms
  • Lead and other environmental services firms

Who Shoud Attend?

  • renovators, remodelers, painters
  • maintenance personnel, and any other workers removing or modifying painted surfaces
  • Home inspectors
  • All renovators are potential HUD contractors
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Dust Sampling Technician Training - 8 Hr

This course was developed by the U.S. EPA, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to teach contractors how to conduct non-abatement lead dust clearance testing under EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule and clearance examinations under HUD's Lead Safe Housing Rule.

Successful completion of the course includes taking and passing the EPA certification test for Dust Sampling Technician.

 This full day course is from 8:00 am - 5:00 with an half hour break for lunch.

Objectives for the Course

  •  Appropriately determine where to take dust samples and how to develop a sampling strategy
  •  Conduct a visual inspection and correctly identify visible dust, debris, and deteriorated paint
  •  Collect dust samples in accordance with standard acceptable procedures
  •  Interpret the results of a laboratory analysis for lead in dust correctly
  •  Apply these skills to conduct an appropriate lead dust clearance test in post-renovation and other circumstances
  •  Write a complete, accurate, and understandable report of sampling results

Organizations That Will Benefit

  •   State and local public agencies that administer Federal funds for housing
  •  Non-profit and community housing organizations, particularly those that assist public agencies in administering Federal housing funds
  •  State and local health departments
  •  Home inspection firms
  •  Lead and other environmental services firms

Who Shoud Attend?

  •   Housing quality standards (HQS) inspectors
  •  Rehabilitation specialists
  •  Home inspectors
  •  Other staff who are involved in evaluating buildings
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Renovator Refresher Training - 4 Hr

This course was developed by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to refresh the training of renovation, repair, and painting contractors in how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint and to teach them how to comply with both EPA’s RRP Rule, and HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule.

Renovators have a role to play in preventing lead poisoning. Dust from renovations, repairs, and surface preparation during painting activities creates potential lead hazards when lead-based paint is disturbed and lead-safe work practices are not used. EPA requires certification for renovation firms, and training and certification for renovators to prevent lead poisoning resulting from unsafe renovation practices.

Successful completion of the course includes taking and passing the test to become an EPA Certified Renovator.

 This half day class is from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Objectives for the Course

  •  Understand the Regulations
  •  Using EPA-Recognized Test Kits
  •  Review Set Up of Practices
  •  Review Prohibited Practices
  •  Cleaning and Checking Your Work
  •  Record Keeping
  •  Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers

Organizations That Will Benefit

  •   State and local public agencies that administer Federal funds for housing
  •  Non-profit and community housing organizations, particularly those that assist public agencies in administering Federal housing funds
  •  State and local health departments
  •  Home inspection firms
  •  Lead and other environmental services firms

Who Shoud Attend?

    Anyone who has successfully completed an EPA or HUD approved lead safe work practices course in the past and who need to refresh that training:
  •  renovators, remodelers, painters
  •  maintenance personnel, and any other workers removing or modifying painted surfaces
  •  Home inspectors
  •  All renovators are potential HUD contractors
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