Lead Safe Workers

Lead safe work practices are used to protect your family when you or a contractor disturbs old paint in your home built before 1978. These practices include working wet, using lead safe containment and clean-up practices, reducing dust and fumes created during renovation, and wearing protective gear. 

Lead-based paint may be found on any surface in the home—inside or outside. When lead-based paint is disturbed during renovation, repair or painting activities, dangerous amounts of lead dust can be created. 

Jobs such as demolition, window replacement, opening up walls, etc., can also release
accumulated lead dust into the home. Even after a typical renovation cleanup, dangerous levels of lead dust can remain.

Are you interested in becoming a lead safe worker?

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What is Clearance? 

What is Remediation? 

Looking for a vetted Lead Safe Worker? 

RRP Certified Vetted Contractor List

Certified Vetted Clearance Technician List

Training Opportunities

  • Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) Certification 
    Description & Qualifications: Remediation means fixing a property to make it lead safe! If you are a handyperson, contractor, or property owner/manager hoping to complete work on properties, this U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified training will equip you with skill and knowledge to join the workforce. Please note, landlords/property managers who want to complete work on their own properties, are required by federal law to have this certification. To participate in the class, your properties must be registered and verified with the City of Cleveland Building and Housing Department.
    Sign Up for RRP Training

  • Clearance Technician Certification
    Description & Qualifications: Lead Clearance is the examination that determines a property to be lead safe. This training will equip you with the skills necessary to complete a Lead Clearance. If you are interested in entering the workforce, there is no experience necessary for this entry level training opportunity!
    Sign Up for Clearance Technician Training

  • Hands-On Vetting Experience
    Description & Qualifications: The hands-on vetting experience serves two purposes: 1) The training offers an opportunity to receive hands-on engagement and experience for either completing lead safe remediation work and/or completing lead clearance examinations on properties in Cleveland and 2) The completion of this training provides an opportunity to be added to the vetted list of contracted workers that will be publicized for the city of Cleveland community!


Are you a DIY property owner?

Read Steps to Lead Safe Renovation for safety on do-it-yourself projects.

"We can no longer sit back and allow our children to be lead poisoned in this city."

Councilman Blaine A Griffin
Community Leader / Councilperson

Lead Safe Workers

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