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.
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 Institute, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)- and State of Georgia EPD-accredited RRP training provider.
Attendees learn how to properly work within the RRP Rule on pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities that have tested positive for lead-based paint.