This Lead Safety for Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) – Initial course is an instructor-led course intended for renovators, remodelers, painters, and other workers who want to become an EPA Certified Renovator. This 8-hr class explains how to comply with EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule to allow lead-safe renovation, repair, and painting work in pre-1978 housing and child occupied facilities where work will disturb lead-based paint.
About the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) – Initial Course
Traditional renovation work can create significant dust-lead hazards if lead-based paint is disturbed. The lead-contaminated dust generated by traditional renovation work can cause lead poisoning in children, pregnant women, workers and 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 teaches renovators, remodelers, painters, and other workers how to comply with the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule and the HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule. It allows them to o perform lead-safe work practices safely and effectively. This course is designed to train individuals for the purpose of obtaining certification to conduct renovation, repair, and painting pursuant to Section 402 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA, 15 U.S. 2682).
Important topics covered in this instructor-led course include:
- Recognize 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;
- Describe how to properly set up the work area so that dust and debris created by your work do not contaminate the property and leave behind lead-contaminated dust;
- Identify how to work in a lead-safe manner;
- Identify what practices are prohibited by the EPA and/or HUD rules;
- Identify information on personal protective equipment;
- 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;
- Indicate the requirements in the EPA and HUD rules for creating and maintaining documentation of the work; and
- Identify how to train non-certified renovation workers in lead-safe practices while on the job.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THIS COURSE?
This course is intended for Contractors who work in pre-1978 housing and who might disturb painted surfaces while doing plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting, tile, window replacement, landscaping, repairs, construction, renovation, remodeling, HVAC, demolition, and other jobs are eligible.
The majority of people will be taking this course to become a Certified Renovator. This will enhance their credentials as private contractors and also satisfy HUD requirements for interim controls training in Federally-assisted target housing.
Individuals who work for rental property owners, schools, and day care providers as well as non-profits and government agencies are also eligible to take this course.
After passing the required exam, students receive RRP Certificates. The course completion certificate serves as proof that the student successfully completed an appropriate course accredited by the EPA or by a State or Tribal program authorized by the EPA.
IMPORTANT NOTE: EPA certification does not apply in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin, or in the Bois Forte Tribe. If you work in one of these areas you must apply directly to that program.