Thursday, November 15, 2007

Get the Lead Out!

We mentioned this concept earlier, but there's another FREE seminar coming up, so we'll reiterate.

Folks, people get hysterical about lead or they totally ignore the serious risks of exposure to deteriorated lead paint. Both things are bad. There's no need to panic and there's also no need to remove every bit of lead paint from your home or building, in my opinion. You do need to address deteriorated surfaces, however, and do proper clean up. You also need to use proper practices when stripping paint and working with windows and doors (for example).

As I was telling a (well-liked) contractor today, I'm not particularly worried about two adults being exposed to a little bit of lead dust. We've likely been exposed to much much worse. What I am worried about is someone bringing lead dust home on their clothes and exposing a young child, or pregnant wife to it...or leaving lead dust in their car or truck for the family to be exposed to every time they ride with him... The effects can be tragic.

So, get educated. It's not a big deal, and it could save you incredible heart ache.

Lead Safe Work Practices Class

Offered on two dates (pick one date or the other; you are not required to take both)

Dates: Saturday 12/1/2007 and Saturday 1/12/2008

Time: 8:45 am to 5 pm

Northern Kentucky Health Department
Lower Level
610 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY 41017

Northern Kentucky Health Department is located at the corner of South Loop and Medical Village Drive Edgewood, Near St. Elizabeth South.

NOTE: Mapquest places our address near but not exactly correct. Just remember it is at the corner of South Loop and Medical Village Drive. Look for the Health Department sign.

Who is the class for?

· Homeowners doing renovation, repainting, or remodeling work where lead-based paint may be encountered

· Building supervisors and landlords

· Contractors undertaking projects with requirements for performing interim controls in Federally assisted and owned properties

· Homeowners and property owners associations

· Community and social service organizations

· Home (or code) inspectors

· Maintenance workers

· State and local municipal agencies

What will be covered?

This class will teach attendees lead-safe work practices and the strategies for implementing them. Many homes built before 1978 contain lead-based paint, so it is important that renovation, remodeling and repair activities use methods that reduce and control dust and debris created during work. Even a small amount of dust can pose a serious health risk to children and families.

Is there a cost involved?

Class is free of charge

Is there a deadline for registration?

Friday 11/30/07 and Friday 1/11/08

To register call Tony Powell at 859.363.2049
or register online HERE

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