Lead Safe class set for Sept. 26

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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 2012 is nearing expiration. The EPA RRP Course is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Brattleboro VFW on Black Mountain Road. The cost is $150 a 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 Registration is required. Contact Denice Brown at 802-463- 9927, ext. 107, or denice@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, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and the Vermont Department of Health.

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