Monday, November 19, 2007

Northern Kentucky Health Department Offers Lead Safe Work Practices Class

The Northern Kentucky Health Department is offering a class on Lead Safe Work Practices. The class will be held on Saturday, December 1st and again on Saturday January 12th from 8:45 am to 5 pm. The class is free and registration for the classes is Friday 11/30/07 (for the December class) and Friday 1/11/08 (for the January class).

The lead safe work practices classes will be held at the Northern Kentucky Health Department, Lower Level, 610 Medical Village Drive in Edgewood, Kentucky. The Northern Kentucky Health Department is located at the corner of South Loop and Medical Village Drive Edgewood, Near St. Elizabeth South. Look for the Health Department sign.

Who can benefit from the Lead Safe Work Practices class:

- Homeowners doing renovation, repainting, or remodeling work where lead-based paint may be encountered
- Building supervisors and landlords
- Contractors undertaking projects with requirements for performing interim controls in Federally assisted and owned properties
- Homeowners and property owners associations
- Community and social service organizations
- Home (or code) inspectors
- Maintenance workersState and local municipal agencies

What will be covered in the lead safe work practices class?

This class teaches attendees lead-safe work practices and strategies for implementing lead safety. Many homes built before 1978 contain lead-based paint, so renovation, remodeling and repair activities need to use methods that reduce and control dust and debris. Even a small amount of dust containing lead can pose a serious health risk to children and families.

For more information check out the website at the Northern Kentucky Health Department or register for the lead safety class online.

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