SANTA CLARITA – Contractors and remodelers can sign up for one of two lead-safe training sessions required by federal regulations that will be offered in Hollywood and Santa Clarita.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now requires any contractor or maintenance staff – including plumbers, electricians and painters – that disturbs more than 6 square feet of lead paint, replaces windows or does any demolition while working in a home, school or day-care center built before 1978 to be Lead-Safe Certified and trained in lead-safe work practices. Violators can face tens of thousands of dollars in fines.
The regulations were adopted to protect children who could be exposed to lead-based paint that was commonly used until outlawed in 1978.
The Renovation, Repair and Painting rule courses will be conducted by Criterion Environmental and are sponsored by the Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California. The next two day-long sessions will be offered on Friday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stock Building Supply, 6641 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood, and on Thursday, May 31, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Home Depot at 28033 Newhall Ranch Road in Santa Clarita. The cost is $195.
To learn more or to register, visit www.theRRPtrainer.com or call (866) 938-3784.