EPA Certification in Lead Safety

As the business owner of Construction, LLC, Henryk Gudas oversees various aspects of business and design in the construction of custom furniture, kitchens, and bathroom vanities. Henryk Gudas brings extensive knowledge of carpentry to his current position, as well as certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA).

In order to obtain a lead-safe certification from the EPA, business owners must first determine where their workplace will be located. A number of states, such as Massachusetts and North Carolina, run state-sponsored lead safety programs to which business owners must apply. The majority of business owners, however, can visit www.epa.gov to apply for either certification or recertification.

While the firm itself pursues EPA certification, each employee working at the company must be trained in the official EPA Lead-Safe Work Practices. Each business must also have at least one employee complete the eight-hour renovator training course in order to become a certified EPA renovator. Once a company has complied with all lead-safe standards, the EPA grants certification and the business can begin using the EPA lead-safe logo on all advertising and professional materials.

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