Media contact: Emily Gresham Wherle, Public Information Administrator, 859.344.5470 or Emily.Gresham-Wherle@nkyhealth.org.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Northern Kentucky Health Department will host a Lead-Safe Work Practices class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015, in the lower level conference room of the Health Department’s District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, Ky.
The free class is designed for Northern Kentucky homeowners who plan to perform work on a home where they live. Attendees will learn about the health effects of lead, personal protective equipment, setting up work areas to reduce dust, performing renovation work safely and safe disposal of possible lead contaminated debris.
Each year, more than 20 Northern Kentucky children are diagnosed with lead poisoning, and dozens more have elevated blood lead levels. The methods taught in this class can help reduce the risk of lead poisoning for children and adults living in a home with lead-based paint while it is being remodeled by their family members.
Professional remodelers or landlords working on rental properties are required to take a different, EPA-accredited training course.
Registration is required by January 30. To register or for more information, please call the Northern Kentucky Health Department at 859.341.4151 or visit http://www.nkyhealth.org.
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