Lead certification courses for contractors, landlords offered

BRATTLEBORO — Lead Safe & Healthy Homes is offering federal lead paint safety courses for contractors, landlords, and others interested in using lead-safe renovation techniques.

The federal Renovation, Repair, and Painting certification offered in 2011 is nearing expiration. Renovators who don't take the refresher course before their current certification expires will be required to retake the eight-hour initial course.

The EPA refresher course is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Brattleboro VFW. Cost is $125 per person. Anyone receiving compensation for significant renovation work in housing or child-occupied facilities built before 1978 should be certified.

This course will focus on state and federal regulations governing lead, the health effects of lead in children and adults, lead-safe work practices, and liability issues. Most contractors and landlords will need to take state and federal courses to be in compliance with the law.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Denice Brown 802-463-9927, ext. 208, or email [email protected].

Lead Safe & Healthy Homes is a nonprofit program of Parks Place Community Resource Center in Bellows Falls, providing free advice and resources to advance healthy housing initiatives in Windsor and Windham Counties. Program funding is provided by United Way of Windham County, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, and the Vermont Department of Health.

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