This instructor-led course is required for the training of individuals who sample lead dust to comply with various regulatory requirements. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has produced this model curriculum to teach individuals how to conduct lead sampling in housing. At the end of the course, students will be able to: conduct a visual assessment 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 accurately; apply these skills to conduct an appropriate lead sampling examination in post-renovation, HUD-required, and other circumstances; understand the Federal, State, and Indian Tribe regulatory requirements for lead clearance and other lead sampling; write a complete, accurate, and understandable report of sampling results; and be able to explain the results.
About the EPA Lead Dust Sample Technician-Initial Course
Renovation activities that disturb lead-based paint can create dangerous lead paint dust. The purpose of lead dust clearance is to determine if the area is safe for re-occupancy. In order to ensure the safety of the tenants for any renovation project in older housing, it is highly recommended that a Dust Sampling Technician provide their services to ensure that proper lead dust cleaning procedures have been followed.
This Lead Dust Sampling Technician certification allows individuals to conduct clearance tests following renovation projects to ensure that proper lead dust cleaning procedures have been followed. This training course concludes with a technician certification exam and is valid for 5 years upon passing.
Important topics covered in this course include:
- How to collect paint-chip, dust and soil samples.
- How to perform visual inspections and assessments.
- Required information needed to perform sampling work required for lead hazard evaluations.
- Understanding the health risks of lead and relevant regulations.