County College of Morris (CCM) is offering a comprehensive series of training courses for New Jersey contractors to meet federal and state requirements for renovation, repair and painting projects that may release lead-based paint.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and New Jersey Department of Community Affairs have approved New Jersey’s community colleges, through the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, as the accredited training provider for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Department of Housing and Urban Development (EPA/HUD) Renovation, Repair and Painting Program.
Renovators must use certified workers who are trained by EPA-approved providers to follow lead-safe work practices to prevent lead contamination in pre-1978 homes, childcare facilities and multi-family dwellings. Renovators include renovation contractors, maintenance workers in multi-family housing, painters and other specialty trades.
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is subsidizing the training through the state’s community colleges to reduce the training costs for contractors and their workers.
At CCM, the program consists of three courses. Courses, dates and times are: Renovator Training and DCA Regulations (Monday, October 10, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.); Lead Dust Wipe Technician (Meeting I, Tuesday, October 11, 5 – 9 p.m.; Meeting II, Wednesday, October 12, 5 – 9 p.m.); OSHA Hazardous Communications (Thursday, October 13, 6 – 9 p.m.).
Certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of the full program.
All classes take place in the Learning Resource Center (library) Reading Room on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road. Total cost is $262.
The New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, a central one-stop contact, develops and delivers education and training programs to New Jersey businesses, agencies and organizations. New Jersey’s community colleges formed the consortium in 2004 to provide workforce training to businesses large and small in the Garden State.
For more information or to register, visit www.njworkforce.org/epa.html
or call the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development at 609-393-9000.