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July 29, 2010

First of two training sessions held on Lead Safe Work Practices


Training SessionTeaming with the Kansas Safety Training Center, Inc. to provide Lead Safe Work Practices in Kansas, Cowley College hosted a training session Thursday at its main campus in Arkansas City. Another training session will be held Tuesday, Aug. 17 at the college’s Mulvane Center.

The training session in Mulvane on Aug. 17, will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a cost of $150. For more information or to enroll, call 620-441-5303 or 620-441-5267.

Thursday’s training was held in Webb-Brown Academic Center Room 103, and was conducted by Rex Smith, Certified Risk Assessor and Authorized Outreach Trainer, as well as Walter Marroquin.

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

The course number for the training in Mulvane is NCB6675 MU35101S.

Pictured: Walter Marroquin talks to participants in the Lead Safe Work Practices training session held Thursday in Arkansas City.