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Contractors learn lead safety standards through new TMCC Safety Center course

By ThisIsReno

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In a continued effort to partner with local companies to provide industry-specific workshops, TMCC now offers a course designed specifically for contractors who handle lead-based products within their jobs. As a response to certification requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), TMCC sought and received national accreditation to teach the course that focuses on lead renovation, repair and painting. The certification is required for renovators, repairmen and painters who provide services to pre-1978 houses or public buildings where children are present.

“TMCC is proud to be a training partner for Northern Nevada businesses, providing them with an opportunity to extend the education of their employees,” said Scott Alquist, program manager for TMCC’s Safety Center. “Our EPA training courses are designed to help businesses maintain compliance with national regulations and receive proper education on eliminating health hazards for employees and members of the community.”

The industry-specific training offered by TMCC’s Safety Center educates professionals on how to properly identify and remove lead-based paint. The EPA Lead Dust Sampling Technician course consists of lead action level training to teach individuals how to protect themselves from lead poisoning and other health hazards associated with lead exposure.

Classes are taught by experienced professionals once a month in Reno, Nev. with discounts available for groups of 25 or more. Courses can also be hosted at individual businesses. For more information on EPA training courses, or to register, please visit www.tmcc.edu/wdce/training/rrp/or contact Scott Alquist at 775-857-4958 or [email protected]

About TMCC

Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive community college located in Reno, Nevada, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. With five college sites and more than 20 community locations, TMCC serves over 20,000 students each year in state-supported programs and another 12,000 students in non-credit workforce development classes. For more information, please go to www.tmcc.edu.