The purpose of this course is to teach participants how to identify and utilize safe lead work practices in order to avoid lead exposure while performing renovations, demolitions, paintings, or any other multitude of tasks associated with the construction industry. Upon completion of this course participants will have a basic understanding of what lead is, where lead can be found in buildings, what the health effects are related to lead exposure, what personal protective equipment is necessary to avoid lead exposure, and the EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. Upon completion of the course a certificate will be awarded to each individual student verifying their attendance. This course satisfies recommendations put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Learn about lead and its various uses and forms
- The health effects associated with lead exposure
- Where lead can be found and how to locate it
OSHA – Lead in General Industry 29 CFR 1910.1025, Lead in Construction 29 CFR 1926.62, OSHA’s Lead in Construction Standard 3142-12R
01 Lead and Lead-based Paint Background
Define Lead and Lead-based paint, understand the background of Lead use and identify its desirable properties, and understand how Lead is used in conjunction with construction.
02 Health Hazards of Lead Exposure
Identify how Lead effects the body and organs, and differentiate how Lead effects children and adults.
03 Exposure Levels (OSHA Standards)
Differentiate between short-term and long-term Lead exposures and the effects both. Understand the OSHA Lead in Construction Standard for limits on Lead exposure. Identify the employer’s responsibility to provide exposure assessment and response actions. Articulate the proper steps to remove Lead from the body once exposure has occurred.
04 Training and Recordkeeping
Understand how to properly train employees on complying with OSHA’s Lead in Construction Standard. Protect workers when working with Lead hazards. Recognize proper recordkeeping maintenance.
05 The RRP Rule
Understand what the RRP Rule is. Articulate importance of the rule and the implications. Recognize how HUD Regulations vary.