Information for Lead Hazard Reduction Professionals

Lead hazard reduction requires a higher level of training than lead hazard control. Lead Hazard Reduction Contractors are the only lead professionals authorized to correct interior lead hazards if a property has received a Notice of Violation or Notice of High Risk Premises from the Department of Health and the amount of lead paint to be removed is six square feet or more per interior room. These notices are issued when significantly lead poisoned children reside at the property and lead hazards have been found. Lead Hazard Reduction Contractors can also perform window replacement, interior renovations and repairs, or exterior painting in residences and child care facilities built before 1978.

Lead Hazard Reduction Contractors must register with the Rhode Island Contractors' Registration Board and designate an individual Lead Hazard Reduction Contractor Agent. The Agent or a Site Supervisor must remain on site at all times during lead hazard reduction activities. All workers on the job must be trained and licensed by the Department of Health.

Requirements

Specific training, licensing, and work requirements for lead hazard reduction professionals are available in part V and section 15 of the state regulations.

Types of Licensed Professionals

Lead Hazard Reduction Contractor

Lead Hazard Reduction Contractors are the only professionals authorized to correct interior lead hazards if a property has received a Notice of Violation or Notice of High Risk Premises from the Department of Health. The Lead Hazard Reduction Contractor must have a Lead Hazard Reduction Contractor Agent.

Lead Hazard Reduction Contractor Agent

Lead Hazard Reduction Contractor Agents work under Lead Hazard Reduction Contractors. An Agent or Site Supervisor must be physically present during lead hazard reduction activities.

Lead Hazard Reduction Site Supervisor

Lead Hazard Reduction Site Supervisors work under Lead Hazard Reduction Contractors. An Agent or Site Supervisor must be physically present during lead hazard reduction activities.

Lead Hazard Reduction Worker

Lead Hazard Reduction Workers conduct lead hazard reduction activities under Lead Hazard Reduction Contractors and Agents/Site Supervisors.

Lead Hazard Reduction Worker-in-Training

If you fail the Rhode Island Lead Hazard Reduction Worker licensing exam(s), you can apply for a Worker-in-Training license to get up to six months of on the job training before re-taking the exam.