Lead Paint Awareness
Traditional renovation work can create significant dust-lead hazards if lead-based paint is disturbed. Contaminated dust generated by traditional renovation work can cause lead poisoning in children, pregnant women, healthy adults, and even pets. Practical changes in work practices can minimize and contain dust. The use of lead-safe work practices makes the job safer and reduces liability exposure. This course will teach you how to perform or supervise lead-safe work practices safely and effectively. This course is not a qualifier for RRP Certification. You must complete an EPA accredited course for Certified Renovator Status.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
• Understand the dangers inherent in lead paint, including the risks and difficulties involved in renovation projects that involve older structures.
• Summarize the EPA and HUD rules required of Certified Firms and Certified Renovators.
• Determine if lead-based paint affects your work, and how to educate owners and residents in target housing, or owners and adult representatives in child-occupied facilities about how the work will affect lead in their property, and how to plan the work so that it is lead safe.
• Outline the process of proper set up so that dust and debris created by the work do not contaminate the property and leave behind lead contaminated dust.
• Describe how to effectively clean up dust generated by the work performed in the home or child- occupied facility; how Certified Renovators conduct a cleaning verification; and how to dispose of renovation waste.
Chapter 1. Lead Paint Concerns
*Learning Objectives: 1) Explain what lead-based paint is. 2) Explain why lead-paint is a problem for renovators. 3) Describe the health risks of lead to children and adults. 4) Explain why we are concerned with lead-contaminated dust.
1. Lead-based Paint
B. Health Risks
C. Exposure Pathways
D. Clearance Standards
Chapter 2. Regulations
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the regulatory requirements that affect renovation work. 2) Identify EPA and HUD rules.
1. The RRP Rule
A. Firm Certification
B. Individual Certification
2. HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule
A. Safe Practices
Chapter 3. Before Beginning Work
*Learning Objectives: 1) Educate residents according to the Pre-Renovation Education Rules. 2) Describe how widespread lead-based paint use was in housing. 3) Determine if lead-based paint is present. 4) Use EPA-recognized test kits to check for lead-based paint. 5) Use decision logic charts to decide which rules apply.
1. Educate Owners and Residents:
A. Renovate Right Pamphlets
C. Child-Occupied Facilities
D. Common Areas
2. Determining Lead Paint Presence
A. Test Kits
B. Other tests
C. Decision Logic Charts
Chapter 4. Containing Dust
*Learning Objectives: 1) Establish containment systems that will keep dust inside of the work area to allow you to clean more efficiently at the end of the day and at completion of the job. 2) Identify containment requirements for interior renovations. 3) Identify containment requirements for exterior renovations.
1. What is Containment?
2. Interior Containment
D. Entry to work area
3. Exterior Containment
A. Work Area
Chapter 5. During the Work
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe work practices prohibited under the RRP Rule because they create dangerous amounts of dust and paint chips. 2) Identify practices to use to control dust, debris or paint chips. 3) List tools you will need during the work. 4) Identify personal protection equipment and procedures.
1. Prohibited Practices
2. Specialized Tools
A. HEPA vacuums
3. Personal Protection Equipment
4. Controlling the Dust
A. Vacuuming the dust
Chapter 6. Cleaning and Checking Your Work
*Learning Objectives: 1) Know how to conduct an effective cleaning. 2) Identify tools needed to conduct cleaning. 3) State effective techniques to clean up after interior and exterior jobs. 4) Describe safe disposal practices. 5) Indicate how to check your work.
1. Effective Cleanup
A. Top to Bottom
B. All Surfaces
C. Checking your work
2. Interior Requirements
A. Visual Inspection
B. Cleaning Verification
C. Dust Clearance Exam
3. Exterior Requirements
Chapter 7. Recordkeeping
*Learning Objectives: 1) Identify how to keep required records for a job. 2) Determine what records Certified Renovators and Certified Firm Managers must retain for each job
1. On-the-job Records
C. Common Areas
D. Child Occupied Facilities
2. Non-Certified Worker Training
3. Sample Reporting
Chapter 8. Training
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the roles of a certified renovator. 2) Describe the roles of trained, non-certified renovation workers. 3) Indicate the steps for teaching lead safety during renovations using the "Steps to Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting Guide".
1. Teaching Lead Safe Practices
A. Role of the Certified Renovator
B. Role of Trained non-certified worker
2. Steps for Teaching
A. Finding Lead
B. Set up
C. Personal Protection
D. Control Dust
E. Clean up
F. Control Waste
- Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available to print upon completion of the course.
- This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA or any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
- Course instructors will be available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone (800-727-7104) between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.