EMP Training

  • Essential Maintenance Practices (EMPs) require the use of safe work practices when renovating or maintaining pre-1978 rental housing and child care facilities.  It also created a standard of care for inspecting, cleaning and maintaining these buildings.

    Anyone working on buildings built before 1978 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 practiced.  The Vermont Department of Health enforces the Essential Maintenance Practices Law (18 V.S.A. §1759).  

    To perform EMPs, you must be EMP trained.  Once you have taken the training and passed the exam, you will receive a certificate number from the Vermont Department of Health which will allow you to perform EMPs.

    The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, The Burlington Community Economic Development Office and the Vermont Department of Health offer in person and online EMP trainings. Depending on the trainer, fees may apply.

    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
    • Paint inspection procedures

    The next EMP courses are listed below:

    Tuesday, October 26th, 2021   1-2PM
    ONLINE.  This is a self-paced format with a 1-hour Microsoft Teams or call-in Q & A session with the trainers.  Trainees are required to review the training material including a recording of the EMP training prior to the Q & A session.  Set aside 2-3 hours for this pre-study.  More information to be sent to registrants.
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    Friday, November 5th, 2021    9-10AM
    ONLINE.  This is a self-paced format with a 1-hour Microsoft Teams or call-in Q & A session with the trainers.  Trainees are required to review the training material including a recording of the EMP training prior to the Q & A session.  Set aside 2-3 hours for this pre-study.  More information to be sent to registrants.
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    November 9, 2021     5 - 8 PM
    ONLINE Via Microsoft Teams, More information to be sent to registrants
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    If you have questions about performing EMPs or the EMP trainings, Contact the Vermont Department of Health Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program:empcompliance@vermont.gov