We're excited to announce that Iowa Lead & Asbestos Safety has been approved to offer all LEAD REFRESHER courses online, on a permanent basis. Our training calendar has been updated with dates and times that courses will be available, and includes:
ASBESTOS Refresher Classes are also available online for a limited time. Available courses:
Click HERE to see the training calendar
The Iowa Dept of Public Health has converted to a 3 year licensing period for lead professionals. When you renew your license, you will have one date on which your training and licensing will expire every three years. Along with this change, the department is now processing training certifications, licensing and fees in their new database.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, announced new, tighter standards for lead in dust on floors and window sills to protect children from the harmful effects of lead exposure.
“EPA is delivering on our commitment in the Administration’s Federal Lead Action Plan to take important steps to reduce childhood lead exposure,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.
The rule will become effective 180 days after publication in the Federal Register.
A link to this final rule and to learn more: https://www.epa.gov/lead/hazard-standards-lead-paint-dust-and-soil-tsca-section-403
WASHINGTON (Nov. 22, 2019) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint removers for consumer use will go into effect after November 22, 2019. Starting November 23, 2019, it will be unlawful for any person or retailer to sell or distribute paint removal products containing methylene chloride for consumer use, including e-commerce sales. To learn more, go to the EPA website, https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-bans-consumer-sales-methylene-chloride-paint-removers-protecting-public
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