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Lead-Safe Training

The Facts About Lead!

Lead can affect children’s brains and developing nervous systems, causing reduced IQ, learning disabilities and behavioral problems. Lead is also harmful to adults.

Lead in dust is the most common way people are exposed to lead. People can also get lead in their bodies from lead in soil or paint chips. Lead dust is often invisible.

Lead-based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978.

Projects that disturb painted surfaces can create dust and endanger everyone.

It's The Law!

If you’re not Lead-Safe Certified, Lead Paint Could Cost You Big Time!

Think lead paint doesn’t affect your business?  Think again.

A new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates at all renovation and repair contractors working in pre-1978 homes, schools, and daycare centers who disrupt more than six square feet of lead paint are required to become EPA Certified in lead-safe work practices.

Contractors are required to take a one-day training course and firms must send a short application to the EPA.  If these strict regulations are not followed, contractors could face tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

New research shows that contractors such as plumbers, electricians, painters and window replacement experts can inadvertently expose children to harmful levels of lead from invisible dust disturbed during jobs they perform every day.

Register Today!

Firms must register with the EPA and pay a fee. Individuals must take a one-day training course from an EPA-accredited training provider to become a Certified Renovator. The EPA certification is good for five years.

Mindful of the small added costs that may result from complying with this important rule, the EPA is launching a consumer campaign designed to raise awareness of the dangers of lead paint poisoning, and encourage consumers to choose only contractors who are Lead-Safe Certified.

For additional information on how to get your firm Lead-Safe Certified,
visit or CALL 540-854-6605 today.