EMP Training

  • Approximately 75% of the housing in Vermont was built before 1978, the year lead paint was banned. Anyone working on these buildings is at an increased risk for exposure to lead paint. While the majority of lead poisoning cases are children, it is possible for anyone to contract lead poisoning if proper work-safe practices are not observed.

    To address this risk, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board sponsors free Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) classes around Vermont. More than 9,000 people have attended these classes to learn lead-safe work practices that reduce health risks related to lead-based paint.

    Information covered in the classes includes:

    • The requirements of Vermont's lead paint law and related federal regulations
    • The health effects of lead in children and adults
    • Lead-safe work practices and maintenance procedures
    • Specialized cleaning techniques and equipment for removing lead-contaminated dust


    Bennington College Classroom EAC 1
    1 College Drive
    Bennington, VT 05201
    Tuesday, March 24, 20205 PM - 9 PM
    Click here to register

    New Haven State Police Barracks Conference Room
    2490 Ethan Allen Highway
    New Haven, VT 05472
    Thursday, April 2, 20205 PM - 9 PM
    Click here to register

    Contois Auditorium
    City Hall
    149 Church Street
    Burlington, VT 05401
    Wednesday, May 6, 20205 PM - 8 PM
    Call 802-557-1635 to register

    White River Junction Office of Local Health
    118 Prospect Street
    Suite 300, 1st Floor, Conf. Room 120
    White River Junction, VT 05001
    Friday, May 22, 202012 PM - 4 P
    Click here to register