Lead-based Paint Safety
This one-day class on lead paint safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) is the Initial Renovator Course. The class is taught by Southface, an Environmental Portection Agency (EPA) and State of Georgia EPD accredited RRP training provider.
As of April 22, 2008, the EPA requires the use of lead-safe practices to prevent lead poisoning. Beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Lead-based paint is a hazardous substance that is harmful to children ages 6 and under, pregnant woman and employees working on pre-1978 houses.
Attendees will work on housing stock built before 1978 that contain lead-based paint.
By passing the 25-question multiple choice test, attendees will be given a certificate of completion that is required when applying to conduct business in the State of Georgia.
- 8 classroom modules;
- training materials and exam;
- hands-on skills assessment;
- review of the RRP rule;
- 25-question multiple choice test;
- certificate of course completion;
- continental breakfast and lunch; and
- free parking
Some residential construction background is strongly recommended.