Lead Training and Compliance

Mission

Lead Training and Compliance Program works to protect the Rhode Island public from exposures to environmental lead through hazard assessment and lead hazard reduction or control by licensed professionals following safe work practices. The program is responsible for implementing the provisions of the Rhode Island Rules and Regulations for Lead Poisoning Prevention. Provisions include: requirements for identifying and decreasing environmental lead hazards in residential rental units, residences of children under six years old, and childcare facilities; procedures to ensure that lead hazard reduction or control activities are performed in a safe manner; licensing and certification of lead professionals (including training providers), inspectors, contractors, supervisors, workers, renovators and others. Other program activities include responding to compliants from tenants and the general public; prioritizing inspections of lead hazard reduction and lead hazard control projects; lead training course curriculum development; conducting audits of certified training providers; technical review of lead professional license applications; and conducting outreach activities.

2012 Accomplishments and Milestones

  • Consent agreement with property owner/management to perforn lead hazard control work necessary to obtain Certificates of Conformance for 193 apartments in an 1890 mill conversion.
  • Increased the number of lead hazard reduction and lead hazard control site inspections for two EPA grants from 30 in grant year FY11 to 59 in FY12.