We are professionals. The work we do requires knowledge, skill and commitment. In such a fast-paced, technologically advanced culture, we know one of the best ways to stay up to date with best practices and regulations is through OSEA’s training programs.
As of April 22, 2010, the EPA required all those who work in buildings built before 1978 to be certified in and use lead-safe work practices during renovations. In preparation for this mandate, OSEA Education and Training Specialist Connie De Yoe worked to develop a training for members and school districts to achieve the certification they needed.
Over 200 people from more than 130 school districts throughout the state, including a few from private schools and businesses, have attended OSEA trainings for certification in lead safety.
“This training ensures our members have the knowledge they need to keep staff and children safe in schools while they perform their maintenance duties and, at the same time, protect school districts from a liability standpoint,” said De Yoe.