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Lead Paint Worker Safety (WORKER)

Level: Basic
Duration: 1 Day (8 Hours)
Includes: Written Exam
Class Times: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Member - $395, NonMember - $595
Credits: 0.8 CEUs
Certification Term: n/a
Prerequistes: State approval (see below)

How to Register:

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State Approval

The Lead Paint Worker Safety training meets the worker training requirements for the Maryland Department of Environment.

Course Description

This one-day course provides training for workers on lead paint abatement and removal from steel structures. It starts with a review of basic information about lead and the human health hazards associated with it. The course continues with a review of 29 CFR 1926.62 and presents detailed information on the Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134), which is incorporated by reference into the OSHA Interim Final Lead in Construction Industry Standard. The course then presents a review and update of Federal Government regulations involving lead, focusing on regulations promulgated by the EPA. The course concludes with a review of emissions control as presented in SSPC-Guide 6.

Course Content

  • Background Information
  • Worker Protection from Lead & Other Toxic Metals
  • Regulatory Update
  • Control of Environmental Releases

Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamentals of the OSHA Lead in Construction and Respiratory Protection Standards
  • Discuss the fundamentals of applicable environmental protection regulations and best practices
  • Recognize the hazards of exposure and appropriate ways to protect yourself from exposure during lead paint removal operations

Course Format

Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that includes, references for additional reading, and copies of relevant handouts, standards, and regulations.

The written exam consists of 25 multiple-choice questions. To receive a certificate and CEUs you must attend all 8 hours of the course and attain a 70% or better score on the exam.

Who Should Attend

Those assigned worker duties on any industrial deleading project who are; coatings inspectors who document contractor compliance; project managers and coating specifiers; containment superintendents; design engineers.

DoD Funded Training

Under the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Program, funding has been provided to train DoD, Army, Navy, Airforce and Coast Guard personnel in SSPC's WORKER Course. For more information on how to take advantage of attending this course for free, click here.

Written Exam Retake Fee: $100 member; $200 non-member

To contact SSPC or to schedule a retake exam, please click here.

Scheduling and Proposals

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