Cornell University

Workplace Health & Safety

237 Main Street, Suite 1200, Buffalo, 716-852-4191

Lead Safety for Remodeling, Repairs and Painting SH709

Not currently offered

This program currently has no scheduled dates.

This 1-day (8-hr) class explains how to comply with EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. The training location and class hours are:

Classes are held from 8:00 am - 5:00pm (or until individual hands-on assessments are completed).

Cornell Cooperative Extension
249 Highland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Subjects covered include:

  • health effects
  • regulations
  • lead safe work practices
  • containment
  • cleaning & record keeping

Who Will Benefit

Contractors who work in pre-1978 housing and who might disturb painted surfaces while doing plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting, tile, window replacement, landscaping, repairs, construction, renovation, remodeling, HVAC, and demolition. It would also apply to residential rental property owners/managers, maintenance personnel and people who work for rental property owners, schools, and day care providers as well as non-profits and government agencies.

Because Monroe County Department of Health is offering these classes free of charge, we give Monroe County referrals first preference. If the class becomes too large you could be placed on a waiting list. We will make every effort to place you in one of the remaining classes. Please call a few days prior to the class to see if there is still space available (866-850-5280 x 109).

Certification Policy

The EPA requires all applicants of the Lead Remodeler Renovator Initial training to submit one color passport sized photo with identifying name on the back (or a 600 x 600 pixel jpeg image having 24-bit color depth with a maximum file size of 240KB on CD with identifying name written on the CD). Post class notification and certificate issue will be delayed if the required photograph is not provided, or if the photograph does not meet the required specifications. Certification is good for five-years and re-certification requires a 4-hour refresher.


A certificate of attendance will be issued to those residents who have received a Notice of Demand that have passed the exam, but are unable to perform the hands-on skills assessment due to physical inability or impairment.

Enrollment in each course is limited. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and are often filled quickly. Early registration is recommended and available on-line or by phone at (866) 850-5280 x 109.

Cornell ILR also offers on-site training for your company, region or business having 12 or more employees seeking training on the same topic. Contact us for a on-site training quotation.