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TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR LEAD-BASED

PAINT IDENTIFICATION, REMOVAL, AND REDUCTION.

The Federal Environmental Protection Agency requires all states to adopt rules that govern the training and certification of individuals and companies that will work at identifying, removing, or reducing lead-based paint hazards.

In order to perform any level of lead-based paint hazard reduction activity in the State of Wisconsin, the individual and company must be licensed by the State. Wisconsin Administrative Code HFS 163  sets the standards and criteria for certification.

Individuals and companies that identify lead-based paint and any hazards associated with the paint have to be licensed and certified as well. Wisconsin Administrative Code HFS 163 has the standards for this type of work.

Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has created a set of standards called “Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing”. These guidelines provide detailed, comprehensive technical information on how to identify lead-based paint and related hazards safely and efficiently. The lead hazards addressed are by paint, dust, and soil. These guidelines address how to perform hazard abatement/reduction, abatement clearance standards, identification protocol, and how to determine hazards and risk assessments.