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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
Springfield Memorial Hospital
25 Ridgewood Rd
Springfield, VT
Call 802-463-9927 208 to register
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5 - 9 PM
VT Tech Telepresence Room
Williston and
Randolph Center
Click here for registration
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:30 - 4:30 PM
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Belmont Avenue
Call 802-463-9927 208 to register

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


5 - 9 PM
City Hall
Main/Church Street
Burlington, VT
Call 802-865-5323 to register
Thursday, March 30, 2017 5 - 8 PM

To reserve a seat please call the number listed above. The EMP class is being offered by a private company and you need to inquire if there is a charge.

Click here for the list of people who are certified to conduct EMPs.





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