- 6 Hour Lead Paint Safety #14815
- 6 Hour Construction Safety #14813
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Lead Paint Awareness
Traditional renovation work can create significant dust-lead hazards if lead-based paint is disturbed. Contaminated dust generated by traditional renovation work can cause lead poisoning in children, pregnant women, healthy adults, and even pets. Practical changes in work practices can minimize and contain dust. The use of lead-safe work practices makes the job safer and reduces liability exposure. This course will teach you how to perform or supervise lead-safe work practices safely and effectively. This course is not a qualifier for RRP Certification. You must complete an EPA accredited course for Certified Renovator Status.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
• Understand the dangers inherent in lead paint, including the risks and difficulties involved in renovation projects that involve older structures.
• Summarize the EPA and HUD rules required of Certified Firms and Certified Renovators.
• Determine if lead-based paint affects your work, and how to educate owners and residents in target housing, or owners and adult representatives in child-occupied facilities about how the work will affect lead in their property, and how to plan the work so that it is lead safe.
• Outline the process of proper set up so that dust and debris created by the work do not contaminate the property and leave behind lead-contaminated dust.
• Describe how to effectively clean up dust generated by the work performed in the home or child-occupied facility; how Certified Renovators conduct a cleaning verification; and how to dispose of renovation waste.
Chapter 1. Lead Paint Concerns
*Learning Objectives: 1) Explain what lead-based paint is. 2) Explain why lead-paint is a problem for renovators. 3) Describe the health risks of lead to children and adults. 4) Explain why we are concerned with lead-contaminated dust.
1. Lead-based Paint
B. Health Risks
C. Exposure Pathways
D. Clearance Standards
Chapter 2. Regulations
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the regulatory requirements that affect renovation work. 2) Identify EPA and HUD rules.
1. The RRP Rule
A. Firm Certification
B. Individual Certification
2. HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule
A. Safe Practices
Chapter 3. Before Beginning Work
*Learning Objectives: 1) Educate residents according to the Pre-Renovation Education Rules. 2) Describe how widespread lead-based paint use was in housing. 3) Determine if lead-based paint is present. 4) Use EPA-recognized test kits to check for lead-based paint. 5) Use decision logic charts to decide which rules apply.
1. Educate Owners and Residents:
A. Renovate Right Pamphlets
C. Child-Occupied Facilities
D. Common Areas
2. Determining Lead Paint Presence
A. Test Kits
B. Other tests
C. Decision Logic Charts
Chapter 4. Containing Dust
*Learning Objectives: 1) Establish containment systems that will keep dust inside of the work area to allow you to clean more efficiently at the end of the day and at the completion of the job. 2) Identify containment requirements for interior renovations. 3) Identify containment requirements for exterior renovations.
1. What is Containment?
2. Interior Containment
D. Entry to work area
3. Exterior Containment
A. Work Area
Chapter 5. During the Work
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe work practices prohibited under the RRP Rule because they create dangerous amounts of dust and paint chips. 2) Identify practices to use to control dust, debris or paint chips. 3) List tools you will need during the work. 4) Identify personal protective equipment and procedures.
1. Prohibited Practices
2. Specialized Tools
A. HEPA vacuums
3. Personal Protection Equipment
4. Controlling the Dust
A. Vacuuming the dust
Chapter 6. Cleaning and Checking Your Work
*Learning Objectives: 1) Know how to conduct an effective cleaning. 2) Identify tools needed to conduct cleaning. 3) State effective techniques to clean up after interior and exterior jobs. 4) Describe safe disposal practices. 5) Indicate how to check your work.
1. Effective Cleanup
A. Top to Bottom
B. All Surfaces
C. Checking your work
2. Interior Requirements
A. Visual Inspection
B. Cleaning Verification
C. Dust Clearance Exam
3. Exterior Requirements
Chapter 7. Recordkeeping
*Learning Objectives: 1) Identify how to keep required records for a job. 2) Determine what records Certified Renovators and Certified Firm Managers must retain for each job
1. On-the-job Records
C. Common Areas
D. Child-Occupied Facilities
2. Non-Certified Worker Training
3. Sample Reporting
Chapter 8. Training
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the roles of a certified renovator. 2) Describe the roles of trained, non-certified renovation workers. 3) Indicate the steps for teaching lead safety during renovations using the “Steps to Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting Guide”.
1. Teaching Lead Safe Practices
A. Role of the Certified Renovator
B. Role of Trained non-certified worker
2. Steps for Teaching
A. Finding Lead
B. Set up
C. Personal Protection
D. Control Dust
E. Clean up
F. Control Waste
This seven-hour course is a review of the safety codes required for residential construction. Students will be able to understand and describe the basic components of a construction safety program. They will recognize the hazards inherent at a construction job site and describe ways to prevent those hazards. Finally, they will learn the responsibilities of both the employer and the employee in observing established safety practices.
Learning objectives are provided to facilitate student understanding and progress. Informal progress checks throughout the module help students review and measure their understanding of the material. The assessment at the end of each chapter accurately reflects learning objectives. A 70% passing score on each assessment is required to move on to the next chapter. Students must answer 70% of the questions correctly on the Final Exam in order to receive credit/certification for the course.
Chapter 1- Introduction
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the differences between Minnesota and federal OSHA regulations and standards 2) Distinguish between employer and employee rights and responsibilities.
Chapter 2- Personal Protective Equipment
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries 2) Name the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) most often used to protect workers.
Chapter 3- Falls in Construction
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe methods of fall protection available to workers. 2) Explain the main criteria that prompt the use of fall protection for construction workers.
Chapter 4- Stairways and Ladders
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe safety guidelines and requirements for stairways used at a construction site. 2) List safe practices and requirements for ladders used at a construction site.
Chapter 5- Scaffolds
*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the hazards associated with different types of scaffolds. 2) Understand the procedures that must be followed in order to control and minimize those hazards.
Chapter 6- Excavations
*Learning Objectives: 1) State the greatest risk that is present at an excavation. 2) Describe the three primary methods for protecting employees from cave-ins. 3) Name factors that pose a hazard to employees working in excavations, and how to reduce those hazards. 4) Describe the role of a competent person at an excavation site.
Chapter 7- Electrical Safety
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the basics of electrical safety and the injuries that can be caused by improper contact. 2) Identify the hazards of electricity on a construction site and the best way to prevent those hazards from occurring.
Chapter 8- Egress/Fire Protection
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe OSHA requirements for proper fire prevention, egress, and equipment. 2) Be able to create a working emergency action and fire prevention plan.
Chapter 9- Hazard Communication
*Learning Objectives: 1) Identify employer responsibilities towards reducing workplace hazards. 2) Be familiar with the information provided in Material Safety Data Sheets.
Chapter 10- Tool Safety
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the hazards surrounding the use of hand and power tools. 2) List the important safety tips associated with Powder-Actuated Tools. 3) Explain the basic procedures for safe jack handling.
Chapter 11- Materials Handling
*Learning Objective: 1) Identify, avoid, and control hazardous materials through proper handling, storage, use, and disposal.
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