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COVID-19 Online Employee Protection Training Protects Employers

Wednesday , 22, April 2020 Comments Off on COVID-19 Online Employee Protection Training Protects Employers

NATEC International, Inc. announces online COVID-19 Employee Protection Training to help better protect our US businesses, as well protect the US workforce. Employers need a way to manage how to get COVID-19 training to their employees, know what content their employees are learning, and track the education. This new program was developed to support the worldwide efforts […]

NATEC Virtual and Online Alternative Training Options Now Available

Friday , 3, April 2020 Comments Off on NATEC Virtual and Online Alternative Training Options Now Available

NATEC International, Inc. is remaining open as we are considered an essential business due to the crucial role it plays in providing Federal and State of CA mandatory Environmental, Health & Safety Training and Certification to the construction industry, infrastructure industry, government agencies, and environmental companies.  As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak grows, NATEC International Inc. […]

How to Apply Online for Your Lead Related Construction Certification (LRCC)

Friday , 6, December 2019 Comments Off on How to Apply Online for Your Lead Related Construction Certification (LRCC)

Below is a visual guide on how to apply online for your CDPH Lead Related Construction Certification (LRCC) for Refresher Training. This guide is for anyone who has taken a California CDPH Accredited Lead course and would like to apply for certification/re-certification online. Please note that some of the LRCC courses require a state exam in addition […]

California’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch and How to Become Certified in Lead-Related Construction

Wednesday , 4, December 2019 Comments Off on California’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch and How to Become Certified in Lead-Related Construction

Information provided by https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/LRCcert_types.aspx   California requires certification depending on the type of lead-related construction activities a person plans to do. CDPH (California Department of Health) Certification is required for anyone who will be conducting: lead hazard evaluations, lead abatement plan preparation, lead abatement work, and lead clearance inspections for residential and public buildings in California. […]

EPA’s Final Rule on Dust-Lead Hazard Standards (Effective January 6th, 2020)

Friday , 22, November 2019 Comments Off on EPA’s Final Rule on Dust-Lead Hazard Standards (Effective January 6th, 2020)

Summary As part of the EPA’s childhood lead exposure prevention efforts, the EPA has re-evaluated the current dust-lead hazard standards (DLHS). Based on their evaluation, this rule now revises the DLHS from 40 µg/ft 2 and 250 µg/ft² to 10 µg/ft² and 100 µg/ft² on floors and window sills, respectively. This standard increases the stringent […]

California Wildfire Safety and Checklist

Wednesday , 30, October 2019 Comments Off on California Wildfire Safety and Checklist

California has reached the peak season for wildfire activity. Northern California’s Kincaid fire has burned an area more than twice the size of San Francisco. It is approximated that the Kincaid Fire has burned over 75,000 acres with a 15% containment. Southern California has also been affected with the Getty Fire, with 656 acres burned […]

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: October 20-26th, 2019

Tuesday , 15, October 2019 Comments Off on Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: October 20-26th, 2019

The week of October 20th to the 26th is the California Department of Health (CDPH)’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. This week is to further inform the general population about the dangers of Lead Poisoning and where it may be present in our daily lives. Lead exposure in adults is usually spread on-the-job. Some of the […]

EPA’s April 2019 Final Rule on Asbestos

Friday , 4, October 2019 Comments Off on EPA’s April 2019 Final Rule on Asbestos

What is the Final Asbestos Rule? The EPA’s April 2019 Final Asbestos Rule defines 19 other uses of asbestos to be banned in addition to the original 5 uses of asbestos banned in 1989. Asbestos manufacturers now must seek the approval of the EPA before trying to resume discontinued use of asbestos. It also disallows […]

AB 35 on the Governor’s Desk: How does this affect you?

Monday , 30, September 2019 Comments Off on AB 35 on the Governor’s Desk: How does this affect you?

AB 35 would require the State Department of Public Health (department) to consider a report from a laboratory of an employee’s blood lead level at or above 20 micrograms per deciliter to be injurious to the health of the employee and to report that case within 5 business days of receiving the report to the […]

CDPH LRC EXAM UPDATE

Tuesday , 24, September 2019 Comments Off on CDPH LRC EXAM UPDATE

The CDC “level of concern” (10 µg/dL) has been updated in the CDPH exam to reflect the CDC “reference level” (currently 5 µg/dL) for lead in children’s blood. Although the BLL change and “reference level” had been changed several years ago, we are now seeing the update in the State of CA LRC exams. This […]