Lead Training & Certification
Meets all OSHA Lead Awareness Training Requirements
We Offer Three Types of Lead Safety Trainings
Our regulation-aligned Lead certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.
Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.Purchase Options
The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.Purchase Options
Train the Trainer
Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.Purchase Options
What’s in the Lead Training Course?
Our Lead Awareness training course is OSHA Aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on exposure routes and effects, monitoring, identification, safe work practices, PPE, and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following regulations for lead exposure:
Lead Certification Standards
Train the Trainer Certification
The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.
Why Do I Need Lead Safety Training?
The purpose of this presentation is to help you understand the hazards that lead presents and how to safely work when there is potential for exposure. Training on lead exposure is vital to ensuring workers’ safety when jobs include lead. Workers should also be thoroughly trained on any duties that necessitate lead exposure.
No matter what controls, procedures, and precautions are presented on a job, they will be worthless unless workers are trained on how to properly apply them.
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Did You Know?
Last year, a study estimated that over 800,000 workers were potentially exposed to lead in general industry, and another 840,000 in construction industry.
Eating paint chips is a major source of exposure for small children. Lead has a sweet flavor, making it an attractive snack option for kids. It is so sweet, in fact, that the Ancient Romans would use it as an artificial sweetener and add it to their wine.
Lead is common on a number of construction sites, especially demolition, salvage, removal, encapsulating, renovation, and cleanup operations. (Source: Health & Safety Magazine)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is lead?
Lead is a naturally occurring and pure element with a higher density than most materials. However, most exposure is sourced from manmade provisions. Lead usually has a dark gray color but can be bluish-white when freshly cut.
Is lead dangerous?
Yes, and most people are aware of the high risks associated with its use. However, despite this widespread awareness, thousands are knowingly exposed every year. A recent study estimated that over 800,000 workers were potentially exposed to lead in general industry, and another 840,000 in construction industry.
Is lead banned in the United States?
During the late 20th century, the United States began regulating the use of lead in industry. In 1978, lead paint was banned, and regulations on its safe removal have since been established. Lead shot used for waterfowl hunting was also banned, and The United States Clean Air Act began to phase out leaded fuel. Today, there is no leaded fuel used in the U.S., and results in human health have been significant. Between 1976 to 1994, the portion of people with elevated blood lead levels dropped from 78 percent to only 4.4.
What are the symptoms of lead exposure?
There are both short-term and long-term side effects of lead exposure, and these can vary from person to person. For those who are exposed to high doses, symptoms can include abdominal pain, constipation, fatigue, headaches, memory loss, and weakness. Long-term exposure can include symptoms like decreased kidney function, cardiovascular problems, and tremors in the arms or hands.