DPH APPROVED LEAD INITIAL COURSE:
Lead Supervisor courses offered at Chem Scope are CT DPH Approved under 20-478-1 through 3. Since Connecticut
is an EPA authorized state, the course are also EPA Accredited under EPA CFR 40 745.226 and meet requirements of
OSHA 1926.62. Training is accepted in other states. Check with individual states for any new requirements and added requirements for licensing or certification. Students who successfully complete the initial course and pass a third party federal exam become eligible to be certified by DPH in this discipline. They have to meet state requirements, submit a fee and an application. Students must have annual refresher before getting their certification renewed.
LEAD SUPERVISOR INITIAL TRAINING DESCRIPTION:
The course includes lectures, demonstrations, at least eight hours of hands-on training, a hands on skills assessment, and a written examination. The course includes instruction on:
Background information on lead and its adverse health effects.
Information on federal and state regulations and guidance pertaining to lead- based paint abatement.
Legal and insurance issues relating to lead-based paint abatement.
Development of preabatement work plan*.
Hazard recognition and control*.
Respiratory protection and protective clothing*.
Employee information and training.
Lead paint abatement or lead hazard reduction including prohibited methods*.
Interior dust abatement/cleanup or lead hazard reduction*.
Soil and exterior dust abatement or lead hazard reduction*.
Soil, dust, and air sampling
Clearance standards and testing.
Cleanup and Waste disposal.
Community relations process.
Role and responsibilities of a supervisor.
Liability and insurance issues relating to lead-based paint abatement.
Risk assessment and inspection report interpretation*.
Development and implementation of an occupant protection plan and abatement report*.
* Require hands on training and passing grade on hands on skills for course completion.
Prerequisite for those who wish to be fit tested is a medical approval form indicating the individual can wear a
respirator and the respirator. Individuals must be clean shaven in the area of the respirator seal to the face.