Next Generation of lead hazard awareness activities by NPCA launched; manufacturers urged to continue point of sale education

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 23 May 2008

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(2008), "Next Generation of lead hazard awareness activities by NPCA launched; manufacturers urged to continue point of sale education", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 55 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/acmm.2008.12855cab.016

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Next Generation of lead hazard awareness activities by NPCA launched; manufacturers urged to continue point of sale education

Article Type: Environment and safety From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 55, Issue 3.

As a result of the exceptional positive reception to the association's community outreach efforts on lead hazard awareness and contractor education under the cooperative agreement with the State Attorneys General, NPCA has launched a new support initiative. Known as the “Next Generation” of services, the program will continue to work with the many state and local agencies and advocacy groups encountered over the past four years. NPCA's focus under the new program will be to offer to meet demand for training (www.leadsafetraining.org, continues to offer schedules and registration for training), and work closely with recognized university- based organizations seeking to develop innovative strategies on lead poisoning prevention.

To bolster this effort, NPCA's new contractor for the program, The Training Network, Inc., has forged a relationship with the Community Lead Education and Reduction Corps (CLEARCorps) program to provide community outreach support. CLEARCorps will buoy the “Next Generation” effort by establishing close relationships with community organizations that have a need for industry services. The training network staff includes the full team that supported the program over the past four years, and integrates the regional training resources that were critical to program success.

While “Next Generation” program will continue to advance the goal of lead hazard awareness, NPCA encourages our manufacturer members to promote awareness through the same product labeling and distribution of point-of-sale brochures offered during the State Attorneys General agreement. Retailers should be acknowledged for their continued support by displaying and providing the paint-industry provided brochures to customers, particularly on request. But, it is necessary to continue to do so for reasons: first, the label continues to direct consumers to the EPA Hotline number for more and detailed information on lead hazard control; and second, the brochures provided remain useful for contractors to meet their pre-renovation information disclosure requirements under EPA regulations. A ready supply of the EPA “Protect Your Family” brochure required for LEAD PRE Rule, and the NPCA brochure comprised of two EPA publications (“Protect Your Family” and “Don't Spread Lead”), are available from NPCA.

EPA is in the process of revising the “Protect Your Family” brochure and the New England Lead Coordinating Committee (NELCC) at the University of Connecticut (Storrs) has revised the EPA's “Keep it Clean” brochure, now called “Don't Spread Lead.” Last summer NPCA had the new NELCC copy translated into Spanish, and is exploring the possibility of hosting NELCC's new companion video, “Keep it Clean/ Don't Spread Lead” (featuring Norm Abrams of “This Old House” and the “New Yankee Workshop”) online as streaming video.

More information is available from www.paint.org