Contractors performing repair and renovation activities in pre-1978 homes can reduce childhood lead exposure by following regulations and lead-safe work practices to prevent the spreading of lead dust from deteriorating paint.
Anyone providing services to repair, renovate or paint a home or childcare facility built prior to 1978 is required to be certified under the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.
Housing repair workers in Mississippi seeking training on lead and environmental safety can register for courses offered by Mississippi State University Extension Center for Continuing Education
Learn more about lead safe work practices and lead regulations from the EPA
Learn more about requirements for lead-based paint repairs from the Mississippi State Department of Environmental Quality
Learn more about requirements for lead testing at childcare facilities from the Mississippi State Department of Health
Find currently Certified Lead Risk Assessor at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality