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Federal Occupational Health's Training Center Programs are available to meet your needs. Click on any of the course titles below for a description of the course. Contact us today with any questions or to craft a solution to suit your needs. Unfortunately, we are unable to serve non-federal entities.

  • Lead Abatement Worker
    FOH-EH-LEAD-001

    Duration: 2 Days
    Overview: When the performance of assigned duties presents the possibility that employees will disturb lead-based paint, they must receive training prior to engaging in these activities. Attendees will learn about the health effects of lead exposure, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Lead Standard, personal protection equipment (PPE), and proper safety procedures for removing lead-based paint and handling materials containing lead. The course content is based on the Environmental Protection Agency/Housing and Urban Development (EPA/HUD) model course.
    NOTE: A one-day Lead Abatement Worker refresher course (FOH-EH-LEAD-001A) is also offered.

  • Lead Abatement Supervisor
    FOH-EH-LEAD-002

    Duration: 4 Days
    Overview: This class meets the training requirements for individuals supervising or overseeing projects involving the disturbance of lead-based paint. Topics covered include: health effects of lead exposure, medical monitoring, personal protective equipment (PPE), hazard control activities, engineering controls, legal liability, insurance considerations, supervisory practices, and hazardous waste disposal. The course content is based on the Environmental Protection Agency/Housing and Urban Development (EPA/HUD) model curriculum.
    NOTE: A one-day Lead Abatement Supervisor refresher course (FOH-EH-LEAD-002A) is also offered.

  • Lead Inspector Technician
    FOH-EH-LEAD-003

    Duration: 3 Days
    Overview: This class is for individuals who perform investigations of lead-based paint as well as substances that could contain lead in targeted housing, commercial, or industrial facilities. Instruction includes "state of the art" sample collection and reporting methodology. This course includes a module on radiation safety for x-ray fluorescence spectrometer (XRF) users. The course content is based on the Environmental Protection Agency/Housing and Urban Development (EPA/HUD) model course.
    NOTE: A one-day Lead Inspector Technician (DC/MD Accreditation) refresher course (FOH-EH-LEAD-003A) is also offered.

  • Lead Project Designer
    FOH-EH-LEAD-004

    Duration: 1 Day
    Prerequisite: This class is taught in conjunction with the Lead Abatement Supervisor course (FOH-EH-LEAD-002); students must already be trained as lead-supervisors.
    Overview: A project designer reviews inspections, analyzes methods of abatement, and designs plans to eliminate lead-based paint hazards. The project designer also creates the blueprint for the project and oversees all activities. This focus of this class is target housing such as child-occupied and multi-family housing, as well as large-scale abatement projects such as public buildings.
    Course content includes the roles and responsibilities of the lead project designer; development of occupant protection plans for large-scale projects; analysis of inspection reports and risk assessment reports; review of lead abatement and interim control measures; interior dust abatement/clean-up and lead hazard control for large-scale projects; clearance standards and testing for large-scale abatement projects; and integration of lead abatement methods with modernization and rehabilitation projects. The course content is based on the Environmental Protection Agency/Housing and Urban Development (EPA/HUD) model course.
    NOTE: A one-day Lead Abatement Project Designer refresher course (FOH-EH-LEAD-004A) is also offered.

  • Lead Awareness
    FOH-EH-LEAD-005

    Duration: 30 Minutes
    Overview: This class is designed for individuals whose work will put them in contact with lead containing substances, but does not require that they disturb these substances. The course content includes an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Lead Regulations, sources of lead exposure, and toxic effects of lead.

  • Lead Paint Repair and Maintenance Worker
    FOH-EH-LEAD-006

    Duration: 2 Hours
    Overview: This course is designed for maintenance and custodial personnel who may disturb small amounts of lead-based paint in the performance of their job. The course content includes sources of lead exposure, toxic effects of lead, acceptable lead abatement techniques, and lead abatement work practices. An overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Lead Regulations will also be provided.

  • Other Lead Activities Worker
    FOH-EH-LEAD-007

    Duration: 2 Hours
    Overview: This course is for maintenance and custodial trades personnel (plumbers, electricians, plasterers, and other general maintenance personnel) whose work-related activities may involve the disturbance of lead-containing substance other than lead-based paint. The course content includes sources of lead exposure, toxic effects of lead, lead disturbance work practices, as well as an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Lead Regulations.

  • Lead Inspector
    FOH-EH-LEAD-008

    Duration: 3 Days
    Overview: This course is a certified program approved by the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia and is based on courses derived from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) model training curriculum for lead-based paint. It is designed for individuals involved in identifying and analyzing lead-based paint and lead containing substances. This course covers guidelines established by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Examples of the topics addressed in this course include sources of lead exposure; toxic effects of lead; containment, clean-up, and disposal of lead dust; and regulations governing lead abatement; disturbance, and inspection.
    NOTE: A one-day Lead Inspector refresher course (FOH-EH-LEAD-008A) is also offered.

*Note on state-specific accreditation and certification: The lead abatement and inspection courses listed above are based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Training Requirement standards (40 CFR 745) and are recognized through the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as certifying agents for the EPA.

While states and local jurisdictions outside Maryland and the District of Columbia may grant reciprocity for this training, they may also have additional requirements (a third party examination, licensures, verified work experience, etc.). Interested parties should check with each specific jurisdiction to determine any specific state and local requirements.

  • Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor
    FOH-EH-ASB-001

    Duration: 5 Days
    Overview: This course is designed for individuals who will oversee asbestos abatement projects. The training offers practical instruction on all facets of asbestos removal to include project planning, work practices, protection of workers, and project close-out procedures. Topics also include protective clothing, respirator inspection and fit testing, containment practices, construction of decontamination facilities, and glove-bag procedures.
    This course meets both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Competent Person requirements and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA) requirements for an asbestos abatement supervisor.
    NOTE: A one-day Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor refresher course (FOH-EH-ASB-001A) is also offered.

  • Asbestos Abatement Worker
    FOH-EH-ASB-002

    Duration: 5 Days
    Overview: This course, designed for individuals who will work on asbestos abatement projects, provides a general overview of asbestos abatement project procedures and worker protection. The course reviews information on the various health effects associated with asbestos exposure to include work practices, personal hygiene practices, respiratory protection, medical monitoring and surveillance, and air monitoring. There also will be a review of all applicable regulations.
    This course meets both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Class I work and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA) training requirements for an asbestos worker.
    NOTE: A one-day Asbestos Abatement Worker refresher course (FOH-EH-ASB-002A) is also offered.

  • Asbestos Building Inspector
    FOH-EH-ASB-003

    Duration: 3 Days
    Overview: This course is designed for individuals who will engage in investigations for asbestos-containing materials (ACM). Course topics include legal considerations associated with environmental investigations, health effects associated with asbestos exposure, applicable asbestos regulations, understanding building systems, inspecting for the presence of ACM, asbestos bulk sampling, assessing the condition of ACM, and writing the asbestos inspection report.
    This course meets the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA) training requirements for an asbestos building inspector.
    NOTE: A half-day Asbestos Building Inspector (DC/MD Accreditation) refresher course (FOH-EH-LEAD-003A) is also offered.

  • Asbestos Management Planner
    FOH-EH-ASB-004

    Duration: 2 Days
    Prerequisite: The student must already be trained as an Asbestos Inspector.
    Overview: This course is designed for individuals who will write building control plans, as per the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). Course topics include hazard assessment of asbestos in buildings, understanding asbestos survey results, evaluation and selection of asbestos control options, writing asbestos operations and maintenance plans, and asbestos response action cost estimations.
    This course meets the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA) training requirements for an asbestos management planner.
    NOTE: A half-day Asbestos Management Planner refresher course (FOH-EH-ASB-004A) is also offered and is typically run concurrently with the Asbestos Building Inspector refresher.

  • Asbestos Abatement Project Designer
    FOH-EH-ASB-005

    Duration: 3 Days
    Prerequisite: The student must already be trained as an Asbestos Inspector.
    Overview: This course is designed for individuals who are responsible for developing written project designs specifications ("specs") for asbestos abatement projects. Course topics include applicable asbestos regulations, health effects associated with asbestos exposure, personal protective equipment, work practices associated with asbestos disturbance, respiratory protection program, medical surveillance, and supervisor/contractor case studies. This course meets the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA) requirements for an Asbestos Project Designer.
    NOTE: A one day Asbestos Abatement Project Designer refresher course (FOH-EH-ASB-005A) is also offered.

  • Asbestos Operations and Maintenance
    FOH-EH-ASB-006

    Duration: 2 Days
    Overview: This course is designed for individuals who may disturb small amounts of asbestos-containing materials during the course of a maintenance or repair activity. Course topics include recognition of asbestos, the health effects associated with inhaling asbestos fibers, state-of-the-art work practices for handling asbestos materials, and complying with Federal, state, and local asbestos regulations.
    This course meets both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) operations and maintenance worker training requirements.
    NOTE: A half-day Asbestos Operations and Maintenance refresher course (FOH-EH-ASB-006A) is also offered.

  • Asbestos Awareness
    FOH-EH-ASB-007

    Duration: 2 Hours
    Overview: This course is designed for individuals who work in proximity to asbestos-containing materials (ACM) but do not disturb them as part of their job. Course topics include locations and types of ACM that may exist in their facilities, the health effects associated with inhaling asbestos fibers, recognition of damage and delamination of ACM, asbestos control procedures, and floor maintenance guidelines.
    This course meets both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Class IV Worker and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) awareness training

  • Limited Scaffold Erector and Dismantler
    FOH-EH-SCA-001

    Duration: 1 Day
    Overview: This training is performed in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Industry Scaffold Standard, 29 CFR 1926 subpart L. This course covers the safe procedures and work practices associated with erecting, dismantling, and usage of free standing supported scaffolding (frame, tube and clamp, and system). This course incorporates only classroom training and does not include hands-on practice.

  • Scaffold Erector/Dismantler (Two Days)
    FOH-EH-SCA-002

    Duration: 2 Days
    Overview: This training is performed in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Industry Scaffold Standard, 29 CFR 1926 subpart L. Topics cover safe procedures and work practices associated with erecting, dismantling, and usage of supported scaffolding (frame, tube and clamp, and system). This course incorporates only classroom training and does not include hands-on practice.

  • Supported Scaffold Competent Person
    FOH-EH-SCA-003

    Duration: 3 Days
    Overview: This training is performed in accordance with the Scaffold Training Institute (STI) Competent Person Scaffolding training curriculum and covers all aspects of supported scaffolding. This course meets the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Scaffolding Regulations, 29 CFR 1926.454, for a Competent Person in work involving scaffolds. This course involves hands-on practice with various types of supported scaffolding.

  • Suspended Scaffolding Competent Person
    FOH-EH-SCA-004

    Duration: 2 Days
    Prerequisite: Student must first complete 3-day Scaffold Competent Person Course.
    Overview: This training will be performed in accordance with the Scaffold Training Institute (STI) Competent Person Scaffolding training course and will cover all aspects of suspended scaffolding. The training meets the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Scaffolding Regulations, 29 CFR 1926.454, for a Competent Person in work involving scaffolds. The course will involve hands-on practice with suspended scaffolding.

  • Scaffold User Awareness
    FOH-EH-SCA-005

    Duration: 4 Hours
    Overview: This training is performed in accordance with the Scaffold Training Institute (STI) User Safety Awareness training course and covers appropriate user safety issues associated with scaffolding work. This training meets the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Industry Scaffolding Regulations for Scaffold users, 29 CFR 1926.454.

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