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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

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The next EMP courses are listed below:


Place Date Time

ONLINE Via Skype
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5 - 8 PM

ONLINE Via Skype
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Thursday, August 13, 2020 1 -4 PM

This course will provide basic knowledge of Vermont's Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) law and how to work safely with lead. This course fulfills the training and certification requirement described in the EMP 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. This is a 4 hour training including exam. The EMP certificate will be mailed to training participants who pass the exam and pay the $10 training fee.









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