Brattleboro Lead Safe course set for Nov. 9

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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 2010 is nearing expiration. Renovators that do not take the refresher course before their current certification expires will be required to retake the eight-hour initial course.

The EPA RRP Refresher Course is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon at the VFW Carl M. Dessaint Post 1034 at 40 Black Mountain Road. The cost is $125 per person.

Anyone receiving compensation for significant renovation work in housing or child-occupied facilities built before 1978 should be certified. The eight-hour initial course will be held at the VFW on Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $150 per person. 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.

Registration is required. Contact Michelle Pong at 802-463-9927, ext. 208, or at michelle@parksplacevt.org.

Lead Safe & Healthy Homes is a non-profit 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 provided by United Way of Windham County and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board.


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