Lead Awareness

Training Spotlight: Lead Awareness and LBP Management

Lead Awareness: How much do you know? Are you aware of the negative health effects of lead exposure to the body? And how it happens? Lead can affect almost every organ and system in your body and is particularly harmful to young children. Once in your system, it’s distributed to the brain, liver, kidney and bones. There is no known level of lead exposure that is considered safe; however, the good news is that lead exposure is preventable. It is important to understand the sources of lead and the routes of exposure so you can prevent poisoning before it happens.

Did you know that you can be exposed to lead through your occupational and environmental sources? This can result from:

  • Inhalation of lead particles (burning materials containing lead such as smelting, recycling, stripping leaded paint, and using leaded gasoline or leaded aviation fuel)
  • Ingestion of lead-contaminated dust, water (from leaded pipes), and food (from lead-glazed or lead-soldered containers)

Preventing exposure to you and those around you starts with knowledge. With our lead training courses, you can learn:

  • What lead is and who regulates it
  • Common uses of lead
  • Routes of lead exposure
  • Symptoms and levels of lead poisoning
  • Lead dangers for children and adults
  • Preventative measures to avoid lead poisoning
  • What lead and lead-based paint (LBP) is, and how to detect it
  • Modern day products that contain lead
  • Lead laws and executive orders
  • Precautions you should take when remodeling buildings that contain LBP
  • LBP abatement strategies and activities
  • Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) activities
  • How to reduce potential health risks from exposure to lead
  • The different methods to test for lead in paint (laboratory and field testing)
  • Certifications to conduct work with LBP
  • How to become certified to perform LBP renovations
  • The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • TSCA notification exceptions
  • The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and LBP
  • OSHA and LBP
  • Plus much more

Check out our lead awareness and management training courses now and take your first steps toward lead safety.
Lead Awareness Courses