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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 Technical College
Williston Campus
Randolph Campus
Click here to register or call 802-881-2657
Friday, June 29, 2018 12 - 4 PM

Brattleboro American Legion
32 Linden Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Call 802-651-1864 to register

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12 -4 PM
Associated General Contractors
1 Graves Street
Montpelier, VT Call 828-5064 to register
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5 - 9 PM







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