EPA Dust Sampling Technician and Lead Safety Awareness Courses in New Jersey
For contractors, construction workers, remodelers, property managers and other industry professionals in southern New Jersey who need to do lead dust sampling, Access Training offers an EPA lead dust sampling certification course. In addition, we also provide lead safety awareness and refresher courses for those who need to stay up to date on the hazards and methods of dealing with lead-based paint.
EPA Dust Sampling Technician
Our EPA Dust Sampling Technician certification course is perfect for remodelers who need to perform clearance tests following building renovations. Projects that disturb lead-based paint may generate dangerous lead paint dust. In this case, a lead dust sampling technician can determine if the area is safe for re-occupancy. Our certification course ensures that workers will know whether proper lead dust cleaning procedures have been followed.
During the course, individuals will learn how and where to take dust samples, how to collect dust samples in accordance with acceptable procedures, and how to interpret lab analysis results for lead in dust. Students will also receive extensive instruction on how to identify visible debris, dust and deteriorated paint.
This one-day course is mandatory for the training of individuals who sample lead dust to comply with regulatory requirements. Furthermore, our training program also satisfies the requirements for the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) for training certification.
This course also provides instruction regarding wipe samples for lead dust as clearance testing as required by EPA’s RRP, HUD's LSHR, NJ's N.J.A.C. 5:10 and City of Philadelphia Landlord's Certification of rental properties.
EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting class
If lead-based paint is disturbed during renovation work, it can result in dust-lead hazards. This dust can cause lead poisoning in children, pets, pregnant women and workers. Practical changes in workplace procedures, however, can reduce and contain this dust. Lead-safe work practices not only make things safer, but they also limit liability.
As a result, the US Environmental Protection Agency enacted the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule in April of 2010. It stipulates that anyone who does repairs or renovations in homes, schools or day care centers built prior to 1978 must be EPA lead-safe certified. Furthermore, a trained renovator must also provide supervision on these projects.
Our course trains renovators in the Philadelphia area on how to perform lead-safe work practices effectively in order to comply with the rule. The course certification is valid for five years from the date of completion of the course.
Access Training also offers a refresher course for workers who need to renew their certification. This course must be completed, however, before the initial certification expires, or the individual must retake the initial training course. Essentially, workers must complete refresher training every five years to maintain their certification.
EPA Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor
Our five-day combination lead inspector/risk assessor course is geared toward workers who conduct lead-based paint inspections, and/or those who want to conduct lead-hazard investigation and control activities as a risk assessor. As part of the program, individuals receive instruction regarding the legal obligations confronting lead inspectors.
Risk assessor certification permits individuals to perform on-site investigations to determine whether lead-based paint or other lead hazards exist in sufficient quantities to necessitate abatement according to regulatory guidelines. One of the advantages of our courses is that our students receive extensive hands-on training from experienced instructors.
In order to obtain the state license or permit, trainees must have proof of education and/or experience.
An applicant must meet the following requirements:
One (1) year of experience in a related field (eg. lead, asbestos, environmental remediation work, construction-related health and safety inspection) and one of the following:
1. A Bachelor's degree and one (1) additional year of experience in a related field.
2. Certification as a sanitary inspector-grade 1, health officer, an industrial hygenist, an engineer, a registered architect, or an environmentally-related scientific field such as an environmental scientist.
3. A high school diploma (or equivalent) and at least two (2) additional years of experience in a related field.
In addition to the five-day course, Access Training also offers a one-day refresher to update workers on the latest information regarding the presence of lead-based paint hazards and the applicable federal state regulations. The refresher course also provides information about reporting results and options for reducing lead-based paint hazards.