Free lead-based paint training in Tupper Thursday

TUPPER LAKE – Village Code Enforcement Officer Pete Edwards is encouraging anyone in contracting-related fields and property owners to attend a free training on lead-based paints Thursday.

The training will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library at 41 Lake St., with registration starting at 7:45 a.m.

Edwards said it’s good for anyone who deals with paint to use the training to get certified.

The training focuses on rules that went into effect in 2010 through the Environmental Protection Agency. Workers renovating, repairing and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child-care facilities and schools must follow certain rules to prevent lead contamination and must be certified, according to a flyer for the training.

“What more could you ask? It’s winter; we’ve got a free training right at our municipal library,” Edwards said Tuesday night at a village board meeting.

Edwards said he plans to attend the training and get re-certified, even though he’s been through it before.

If people can’t make Thursday’s training, he noted that there are two more planned: one on March 28 at Paul Smith’s College and another April 11 in Malone.