Lead Abatement Worker - Initial

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The Lead Abatement Worker initial course is an EPA/State of Michigan accredited course which is required for employees who wish to perform lead abatement activities in “target housing” (pre-1978 dwellings) or “child occupied facilities” within the State of Michigan.

This three-day course teaches the fundamentals of performing lead abatement activities at an entry level through topics that include characteristics and uses of lead-based paint, lead’s health effects on adults and children, lead removal and containment methods, proper lead-safe cleaning following abatement projects, personnel protective equipment & respirator use, and proper waste disposal.

Upon completion of this course, attendees must submit certificate and fees to the State of Michigan to obtain their State certification as lead abatement workers, and pass a third party (State) certification exam. Lead workers have no requirements for prior experience or training, but Michigan law requires a licensed Lead Abatement Supervisor to be present while they perform lead hazard controls.


As per the Michigan Lead Abatement Act, contractors and their employees who engage in the control of lead hazards in target housing and child-occupied facilities must first become a licensed lead abatement worker or supervisor, and work for a licensed lead abatement contractor (company). Further, this same act requires that these certifications be renewed every 3 years (see under Refresher training). While the required applications are provided during the training course, the fees and required third party (State) licensing exam required for individuals are not included in the cost of the training course. Download link's provided will expire within a few days, but if you miss the opportunity to download, they will be provided in class.

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