Kingston, NY - Green Education Services, in partnership with the Ulster County Health Department, will be providing a free EPA Lead Certification course in Kingston, NY on October 26, 2012. The course is part of a full line-up of local activities revolved around Nation Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, which begins October 21st.
Effective April 2010, this Lead Renovator Certification is now required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for contractors who perform renovations, repairs, or painting that disturb paint in housing, schools, and day care centers built before 1978. The 8-hour training course emphasizes lead-safe work practices, and concludes with a short certification exam.
The Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) will be hosting the certification course at the historic Kirkland Hotel in Kingston, NY on October 26th, from 9am - 5:30pm. Anyone interested in earning the EPA Lead Safe Certification for Renovations is invited to attend. Although tickets are free, pre-registration is required to secure a guaranteed seat in class. With questions and to register, contact Green Education Services at 1-800-355-1751 or visit www.greenedu.com/kingston-ny-seminars.
What past students are saying about the Free Lead Certification class:
"I was very satisfied with the way [the instructor] explained everything. A true professional yet down to earth individual who gave me confidence and made sure I perfectly understood his teaching. He was entertaining yet serious and professional. I got up at 3am because I drove from the Bronx to Kingston and wanted to make sure I was not late. Class started at 8am and finished at 6pm and hardly even noticed it! He made this course the most interesting course I've ever taken. A true professional. Thank you Green Education Services for giving me the opportunity and hiring such a professional to conduct the classes!" -Sonero P., attended 10/10/2012
About National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW)
NLPPW is observed every year in October to focus on the importance of educating parents and children about lead and lead-paint hazards in homes. This year's NLPPW theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future," underscores the importance of testing your home, screening your child, and learning how to prevent lead poisoning's serious health effects. In observance of NLPPW, events such as state procolomations, free screenings, lead-awareness community events, and educational campaigns will be conducted nationwide.
About Ulster County Department of Health
Ulster County Department of Health is pro-actively engaged in pursing Ulster County Executive Mike Hein's goal of making Ulster the healthiest county in New York State. As a full service public health agency, Ulster County Department of Health works to improve the health and well being of Ulster County residents through innovative prevention outreach and education initiatives, clinical services, patient care, food and water safety, lead poisoning prevention, tobacco marketing enforcement and emergency preparedness.