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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

 

Please note these changes to EMPs after October 1, 2022: 

“Essential Maintenance Practices” will be called “Inspection, Repair and Cleaning (IRC) Practices.” IRC Practices will be the same as EMPs, except for these differences:   

  • If you are EMP certified, you will no longer be able to perform paint repair of 1 square foot or more per interior room or exterior surface on pre-1978 rental housing and child care facilities. Repairs of areas larger than this will need to be performed by someone who is licensed under the Vermont Renovation, Repair, Painting and Maintenance (RRPM) regulations.
  • You will still be able to use your EMP certificate to perform IRCs (except for repairs) for 5 years from the date you took the EMP training. After that, you will need to take the new IRCs training to receive an updated certificate number. 

 

The next IRC courses are listed below:

 

Place Date Time

ONLINE IRC Practices Training.  This is a self-paced format with a 1-hour Microsoft Teams or call-in Q & A session with the trainers.  Trainees are required to review the training material including a recording of the IRC Practices training prior to the Q & A session.  Set aside 2 hours for this pre-study.  More information to be sent to the registrants.

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 2 PM

ONLINE IRC Practices Training.  This is a self-paced format with a 1-hour Microsoft Teams or call-in Q & A session with the trainers.  Trainees are required to review the training material including a recording of the IRC Practices training prior to the Q & A session.  Set aside 2 hours for this pre-study.  More information to be sent to the registrants.

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Thursday, September 22th, 2022 2 PM

ONLINE IRC Practices Training.  This is a self-paced format with a 1-hour Microsoft Teams or call-in Q & A session with the trainers.  Trainees are required to review the training material including a recording of the IRC Practices training prior to the Q & A session.  Set aside 2 hours for this pre-study.  More information to be sent to the registrants.

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Friday, September 30th, 2022 9 AM

ONLINE IRC Practices Training.  This is a self-paced format with a 1-hour Microsoft Teams or call-in Q & A session with the trainers.  Trainees are required to review the training material including a recording of the IRC Practices training prior to the Q & A session.  Set aside 2 hours for this pre-study.  More information to be sent to the registrants.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 2 PM

ONLINE IRC Practices Training.  This is a self-paced format with a 1-hour Microsoft Teams or call-in Q & A session with the trainers.  Trainees are required to review the training material including a recording of the IRC Practices training prior to the Q & A session.  Set aside 2 hours for this pre-study.  More information to be sent to the registrants.

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Friday, October 14, 2022 9 AM

ONLINE IRC Practices Training.  This is a self-paced format with a 1-hour Microsoft Teams or call-in Q & A session with the trainers.  Trainees are required to review the training material including a recording of the IRC Practices training prior to the Q & A session.  Set aside 2 hours for this pre-study.  More information to be sent to the registrants.

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Thursday, October 20, 2022 2 PM

This course will provide basic knowledge of Vermont's Inspection Repair Cleaning Pracitces (IRC) law and how to work safely with lead. This course fulfills the training and certification requirement described in the EMP/IRC law and is necessary prior to performing visual inspection, paint stabilization and maintenance on rental units and daycare facilities that were built before 1978, and filing the associated yearly Vermont EMP statements. Some trainers charge a fee for this class.

Questions: AHS.VDHALRPGeneral@vermont.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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