Lead

Lead Courses

All GEBCO scheduled lead courses are listed here along with their purpose. Click on the course name to view more specific information about each course.

Lead Worker * -- To perform lead removal work
Lead Contractor/Supervisor * -- To conduct abatement jobs and supervise lead workers
Lead Inspector * -- To inspect for lead
Lead Risk Assessor * -- To write plans to manage identified lead hazards
Lead Project Designer * -- To develop plans and specifications for abatement projects
Lead Renovator * -- To perform lead safe work practices in pre-1978 housing and in child-occupied facilities where work will disturb lead-based paint. EPA required course effective April 2010.

(* Refresher course required)
Lead Worker (English and Spanish) - 16 hours
(1) role and responsibilities of the lead abatement worker;
(2) background information regarding lead and its adverse health effects;
(3) background information regarding federal, state, and local regulations and guidance that pertain to lead based paint abatement including the Texas Environmental Lead Reduction Rules;
(4) lead based paint hazard recognition and control;
(5) lead based paint abatement and lead based paint hazard reduction methods, including restricted practices;
(6) interior dust abatement methods/cleanup or lead based paint hazard reduction; and
(7) soil and exterior dust abatement methods or lead based paint hazard reduction.

Lead Contractors & Supervisors - 32 hours
(1) role and responsibilities of the supervisor;
(2) background information on lead and its adverse health effects;
(3) background information regarding federal, state, and local regulations and guidance that pertain to lead based paint abatement including the Texas Environmental Lead Reduction Rules;
(4) liability and insurance issues relating to lead based paint abatement;
(5) contract specifications and cost estimation;
(6) community relations;
(7) project management and supervisory techniques;
(8) risk assessment and inspection report interpretation;
(9) development and implementation of an occupant protection plan and abatement report;
(10) lead based paint hazard recognition and control;
(11) lead based paint abatement and lead based paint hazard reduction methods, including restricted practices;
(12) interior dust abatement/cleanup or lead based paint hazard control and reduction methods;
(13) soil and exterior dust abatement or lead based paint hazard control and reduction methods;
(14) clearance standards and testing;
(15) cleanup and waste disposal; and
(16) recordkeeping.

Lead Inspector - 24 hours
(1) role and responsibilities of the inspector;
(2) background information on lead and its adverse health effects;
(3) background information regarding federal, state, and local regulations and guidance that pertain to lead based paint and lead based paint activities including the Texas Environmental Lead Reduction Rules;
(4) lead based paint inspection methods, including selection of rooms and components for sampling or testing;
(5) paint, dust, and soil sampling methodologies;
(6) clearance standards and testing, including random sampling;
(7) preparation of the written final inspection report; and
(8) record keeping.

Lead Risk Assessor - 16 hours

(In addition to this course, the Lead Inspector course is required for certification as a Lead Risk Assessor. We recommend the Inspector course be taken first.)

(1) role and responsibilities of the risk assessor;
(2) collection of background information to perform a risk assessment;
(3) sources of environmental lead contamination such as paint, surface dust and soil, water, air, packaging, and food;
(4) visual inspection for the purposes of identifying potential sources of lead based paint hazards;
(5) lead hazard screen protocol;
(6) sampling for other sources of lead exposure;
(7) interpretation of lead based paint and other lead sampling results, including all applicable state and federal guidance or regulations pertaining to lead based paint hazards;
(8) development of hazard control options, the role of interim controls, and operations and maintenance activities to reduce lead based paint hazards; and
(9) preparation of a final risk assessment report.

Lead Project Designer - 8 hours

(In addition to this course, the Lead Contractor/Supervisor course is required for certification as a Lead Project Designer. We recommend the Contractor/Supervisor course be taken first.)

(1) role and responsibilities of the project designer;
(2) contract specifications and cost estimation for abatement projects;
(3) development and implementation of an occupant protection plan for abatement projects;
(4) lead based paint abatement and lead hazard reduction methods, including restricted practices for abatement projects;
(5) interior dust abatement/cleanup or lead hazard control and reduction methods for abatement projects;
(6) clearance standards and testing for abatement projects; and
(7) integration of lead based paint abatement methods with modernization and rehabilitation projects for abatement projects.

Lead Renovator - 8 hours

(A 4hr. refresher is required for individuals who have completed the Lead Worker, Lead Contractor/Supervisor or a previous EPA/HUD Lead Safe Work Practices course)

(1) role and responsibilities of the lead renovator;
(2) background information on lead and its adverse health effects;
(3) how to determine if lead-based paint affects your work and how to educate owners and residents in target housing or child-occupied facilities;
(4) properly setting up work area, working in a lead-safe manner, personal protective equipment, how to effectively clean generated dust and conducting a cleaning verification;
(5) EPA and HUD Rules for creating and maintaining documentation of the work;
(6) how to train non-certified renovation workers in lead safe practices while on the job.

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