What training requirements apply to non-certified workers who have previous EPA/HUD lead-safe work practices training or accredited abatement supervisor or worker training?
The Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule requires certified renovators to provide on-the-job training (OJT) to non-certified workers on the work practices they will be using in performing their assigned tasks. The amount of OJT needed and the topics that need to be covered depend on the knowledge and experience of each worker. OJT for a worker who has successfully completed prior EPA/HUD lead-safe work practices training, accredited abatement supervisor or worker training, or HUD's Lead Maintenance course training, might not have to cover basic lead-safe work practices information. It likely would need to address project-specific information (such as the worker's tasks on the job, the operation of new equipment the worker is to use, work area exit locations, and waste disposal locations), as well as any new lead-safe work practices information that was not covered in the worker's course training and that is pertinent to the worker's tasks.
The certified renovator is responsible for ensuring compliance with the work practice standards at all renovations to which he or she is assigned. The certified renovator is also responsible for preparing the records demonstrating that the renovation was conducted in compliance with the work practice standards, including the requirement to provide OJT to non-certified workers. The renovation firm must keep records showing what training was provided to workers. It would be advisable for the records to reflect any prior training non-certified workers had taken.