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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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