Lead Abatement Worker-Initial training is an Instructor-led course and includes both training and certification for lead abatement workers. Hands-on instruction of a lead-safe containment and demonstrations of materials and equipment used in the industry are incorporated into the training to familiarize the student with the practical aspects of performing a lead abatement job. Training concludes with the required Lead Worker course certification exam.
About the Lead Worker-Initial Course.
Abatement is any set of measures designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Certified abatement firms must have certified Lead Abatement Workers on site who have completed lead abatement training & certification from an approved provider and have processed the necessary paperwork with the EPA or Authorized State. The Lead Abatement Worker – Initial training is a course for individuals working under the direction of an Abatement Supervisor.
Topics in the Lead Abatement Worker Initial course include:
- Role and responsibilities of an abatement worker.
- Background information and health effects of lead.
- Background information on federal, state and local regulations and guidance that pertains to lead-based paint activities.
- Lead-based paint hazard recognition and control methods.
- Lead-based paint abatement and lead hazard reduction methods, including restricted work practices.
- Interior dust abatement methods/clean-up or lead hazard reduction.
- Soil and exterior dust abatement methods or lead hazard reduction.