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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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