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Approximately 75% of the housing in Vermont was built before 1978, the year lead paint was banned. Anyone working on these buildings is at an increased risk for exposure to lead paint. While the majority of lead poisoning cases are children, it is possible for anyone to contract lead poisoning if proper work-safe practices are not observed.

To address this risk, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board sponsors free Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) classes around Vermont. More than 8,000 people have attended these classes to learn lead-safe work practices that reduce health risks related to lead-based paint.

Information covered in the classes includes:

  • The requirements of Vermont's lead paint law and related federal regulations
  • The health effects of lead in children and adults
  • Lead-safe work practices and maintenance procedures
  • Specialized cleaning techniques and equipment for removing lead-contaminated dust

The next EMP courses are listed below:


Place Date Time

Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, Room 2B
Burlington, VT Click here to register

Thursday, August 31, 2017 12 noon - 4 PM
North Country Career Center
290 Veterans Ave.
Newport, VT
Call 334-5469 X3309 to register or click here
Saturday, September 9, 2017 8 AM - Noon
Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
Call 802-828-5064 to register
Thursday, September 21, 2017 5 - 9 PM

City Hall
Church/Main Street
Burlington, VT
Call 802-865-5323 to register

Thursday, September 21, 2017

5 - 8 PM







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