Lead Abatement Supervisor
June 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am – June 11, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
Length: 5 days (40 hours)
Who Should Take This Course: This course is designed for anyone who will be responsible for supervising or performing lead abatement work, including: General Contractors, Roofing Contractors, Demolition Contractors, Renovation Contractors, Flooring Contractors, Siding Contractors, Supervisors/Foremen, Project Managers, and Laborers.
Course Description: This training is approved by the New Jersey Department of Health’s Lead Program and provides information on lead-based paint abatement and regulatory guidelines for individuals who plan and/or oversee lead abatement work. The course focuses on essential abatement procedures including site preparation, contract planning, project management, abatement implementation and record-keeping.
A certified Lead Abatement Supervisor can perform all the duties of a Lead Worker, and is also responsible for occupant safety during the abatement process as well as writing the abatement plan. At least one certified Lead Abatement Supervisor must be assigned to a lead abatement job. Abatement is any set of measures designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement work that is not conducted by a certified Lead Supervisors and Lead Workers is subject to heavy fines by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or applicable Authorized State Lead Program.
Requirements for Successful Completion of the Course: Students must be able to read, understand, and speak English, attend the course in its entirety, and pass a written, multiple choice exam.
Certification: In New Jersey, Lead Abatement Supervisors must complete an approved training, pass a third-party state examination, and have met specific education and experience requirements (according to N.J.A.C. 8:62-3.2(e). A permit will be issued only to those applicants who meet the following: 1. A minimum of one (1) year experience as a lead abatement worker; and 2. A minimum of two (2) years experience in a related field or the construction
trades). It is strongly recommended that you contact your state’s lead program before taking training from an outside source.