Workforce Development / Continuing Education

Lead-Based Paint Abatement Training

Craven Community College offers the EPA Model Lead-Based Paint Abatement Worker Training Course through Workforce Development / Continuing Education.

For course information, please contact Eddie Foster at (252) 638-3919 or via e-mail fostere@cravencc.edu.

Course Introduction

Lead can be found in our air, water, soil, food, and many of our homes. Lead-based paint is a major source of exposure. In the United States, there are millions of structures that are painted with lead-based paint. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that over 400,000 children have lead in their blood above its level of concern.

Lead-based paint abatement is work that eliminates the lead hazards. EPA has defined what constitutes lead-paint, lead-dust, and lead-soil hazards. The work you will be doing in lead-based paint abatement is very important. If you work safely with lead, you can prevent lead poisoning.

However, if you do not work safely with lead, you can damage your health and your family’s health. You can poison the environment. Children who move back into the homes you work on can become poisoned.

There are ways to protect yourself and to work with lead more safely. This is the reason for this course.

In the course these topics are covered:

  1. What lead is and where you will find it.
  2. How lead affects your health.
  3. What laws and regulations are in effect that cover lead work.
  4. How to work with lead dust safely.
  5. Why good cleanup is important and how to do it.

Reference: EPA Model Lead-Based Paint Abatement Worker Training Course

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Eddie Foster at (252) 638-3919 or via e-mail fostere@cravencc.edu.

Resources

http://www.epa.gov/lead/

http://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/lead/lhmp.html